WORLD BOOK FAIR 2018 WHAT’S HAPPENING?
On the second day of World Book Fair, European Union as the guest of honour held its one of the most awaited activities – Lazy Sundays. Lazy Sundays of Literature is a literary European event that featured 12 authors from nine countries at the ‘International event corner’. The afternoon was full of readings, discussions and interactions with celebrated European authors writing across all genres: Dorothea Nurnberg (Austria), JL Morin, Jeanie Keogh and Evridiki Pericleous-papadopoulou (Cyprus), Norman Ohler (Germany), David Foenkinos (France), Kallia Papadaki (Greece), Jakub Malecki (Poland), José Luis Peixoto and David Machado (Portugal), Elvad Flisar (Slovenia) and Laurence Boissier (Switzerland).
ALL FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Indian Public Library Movement (IPLM) in collaboration with National Book Trust (NBT), with an aim to inculcate the culture of reading in children has been working together successfully since the signing of MOU between the two organisations. Once again, IPLM leveraged World Book Fair as a platform to bring the cause of public libraries in the mainstream agenda of the government. Chanchal Yadav, secretary, NDMC graced the occasion as the chief guest. She interacted with the audience on the need to revive the culture of reading and importance of public libraries to engage with children. She was also of the opinion that the libraries need to be modernized and digitalized to remain relevant in today’s world. IPLM is also utilizing the opportunity to promote the skill of creative writing by organising a self-written poetry in either Hindi/english or Urdu by the college students which will also be recited by them in front of the audience at World Book Fair on January 13; giving them the pleasure of getting accolades from the live audiences for their own creation. World Book Fair continues till January 14 at Pragati Maidan.