World Book Day coming up
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.