International Book Fair: Confluence 2013

9 years, 11 months ago - February 22, 2013
International Book Fair: Confluence 2013
The first Book Fair "Confluences" will be held from March 7 to 10 at the center Swami Vivekananda at Pailles. Seminars, conferences, debates, meetings with authors, workshops and forums punctuate these four days to find the book in all its forms.

Among the guests, we note the presence of Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, Lilian Thuram and Jean Marie Cavada.

It is an initiative of the cell culture and future of Prime Minister's Office, in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture. This first edition aims to highlight the cultural diversity of Mauritius, and sensitize the nation to the book and its contribution to society and reading in all its forms.

"Confluence 2013 aims to meet Maurice, land confluences of cultures, writers from different backgrounds, countries of our ancestors. They bring the Mauritian literature major continents and come to discover the literary creation in Mauritius. The wish was also to return to the territory, the time of the event, the Mauritian authors living abroad and whose works have captivated readers around the world, "said Alain Gordon-Gentil, the cell Culture and Future, at a press conference yesterday.

Indeed, the Book Fair, Confluence 2013, will honor our land settlement: from Africa to Europe via India and China, is an invitation to travel through the suggested presence of authors, publishers, literary journalists and lovers of literature. Among the twenty foreign writers, there is Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, Jean Marie Cavada, Alain Mabanckou and a dozen other Mauritians such Maunick Edouard Jean Claude de l'Estrac, Ananda Devi, Nathacha Appanah between other. Lilian Thuram, a former international footballer, will also be present.

During this show, the audience will discover rare books and restarted, on this occasion, printers 19th century. It will also have the opportunity to attend readings by actress debates in the presence of forty international specialists Book, Book Trade, digital and print. It will also benefit from the presence of many foreign publishers and local. In addition, visitors will also see the launch of new books, exhibitions, meetings, lectures, workshops, book signings, a price Poetry Youth, musical interludes and commercial space for local authors who publish on behalf of authors.

Chapter conferences, each day, the Book Fair will receive a VIP for an hour exchange. Each of these appointments for the general public will be followed by a book signing.

This Salon is positioned as a cultural event, but also as a business platform combining the most professional actors of the chain to book the event. The stands were allocated free of charge to exhibitors to encourage them to sell their products at attractive prices during these four days.

"Confluence 2013" will also make a nod to the e-book and new technologies in the field of reading. Two types of meetings are planned: the meeting with the business to learn about new digital tools, then, thanks to a partnership with the ICTA, debates and conferences to better understand the challenges of this new way of publishing and / or read.

Fair schedules are as follows: March 7 - 11 h 45 to 20 hours, 8 and 9 March - 10 to 22 hours, 10 March - 10 hours 15 hours 30. Admission is free.


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