World Book Day com­ing up

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier

WorldBook and Copy­right Day, which was cre­ated by UNESCO and is tra­di­tion­ally held on April 23rd, has been cel­e­brated since 1995 in coun­tries around the world. The day was cre­ated to pay trib­ute to books and the au­thors who write them, to rec­og­nize the im­por­tant copy­right laws that pro­tect writ­ers as well as to en­cour­age read­ing. The April 23rd date was cho­sen be­cause it just hap­pens to be the date that sev­eral well-known au­thors were ei­ther born or died on, or, in the case of Wil­liam Shake­speare, the date on which he both was born and died!

A French lan­guage Journee mon­di­ale du livre is be­ing or­ga­nized in Ma­gog this year, by France Dion, known for her love of books and read­ing and, of course, birds, be­ing the wife of au­thor An­dré Dion and hav­ing col­lab­o­rated on sev­eral bird books with him. The event will take place at the Cen­tre d’in­ter­pre­ta­tion Marais a Ma­gog, on April 23rd, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, with Ma­gog mayor Vicki May Hamm as the hon­orary pres­i­dent. A “Tout le monde en parle” style con­fer­ence has been planned, full of sur­prises and con­tests, and a rose will be pre­sented to the first 100 people who ar­rive.

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