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Minsk International Book Fair scheduled for 6-10 February

Society 10.01.2019 | 17:44

MINSK, 10 January (BelTA) – Minsk International Book Fair will be held in the administrative complex at 14 Pobediteley Avenue, Minsk on 6-10 February, BelTA learned from the Information Ministry.

The book forum will be themed around the Year of Native Land, the 2nd European Games, the Belarusian literature classics' anniversaries and memorable historical dates of Belarus.

For the first time, the fair will be held not only at the exhibition grounds but also in bookstores, libraries and museums. Plans are in place to organize literary excursions, poetry routes and thematic seminars, to discuss world trends in book design, crowdfunding, literary criticism and blogging, work in social networks and other issues of the book industry.

The exhibition will also feature meetings with authors, publishers, and artists, and also book presentations, roundtables, autograph sessions and master classes. The fair will also run a children's program. The exposition titled as Printing House of the 16th Century will demonstrate the unique furnishings of the old printing yard.

A seminar for young writers and translators and the Writer and Time international literary symposium will bring together authors from the CIS and non-CIS countries on 6-7 February.

The winners of the 58th Art of the Book national contest and the Pershatsvet [First Flower] young writers contest will be honored in an official awards ceremony.

The United States of America will be the guest of honor of the Minsk International Book Fair 2019.

The organizers of the 26th edition of the Minsk International Book Fair are the Information Ministry, Minsk City Hall and the Belarusian Writers' Union. Co-organizers are the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Education Ministry, the Culture Ministry, Belkniga and Makbel book selling companies.

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