‘National Book Festival’ opens this coming Wednesday in Valletta
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This year’s book fair, organised by the National Book Council, opens this coming Wednesday, the 13th of November until Sunday, the 17th of November at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta.
In order to mark the inclusive and holistic nature of this prestigious annual event, the book fair will be held under the new title of ‘National Book Festival.’
As the tradition goes, during this event, publishers, authors and bookshops will showcase their material, both old and new. New participants to join this year’s event are NGOs such as the Organisation for Maltese Language, Poets’ Society of Malta, Friends of the National Archives, the Institute of Maltese Journalists and others. The NBC would also like to welcome the French Embassy as one of the new participants.
During the Festival, different activities will be held from publishers, authors, artists and the National Book Council itself. This year, the NBC will also be launching a literary journal in order to promote emerging and yet unpublished authors.
During weekday mornings, a programme of events aimed at school children will be held by the Education Department and other entities such as the Centre for Literacy of the University of Malta and the weekend will be jam-packed with activities aimed at people of all ages.
The National Book Festival is open to the general public and everybody is welcome to participate in the activities that will be held.