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European Writers' Day: A multicultural celebration of children's stories

Igniting imaginations, embracing diversity, and nurturing the love for reading

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Join us in celebrating the rich tapestry of European literature and nurturing a love for reading among the younger generation on European Writers' Day! Established by the European Commission in 2023, this annual event, celebrated on March 25th, honors Europe's literary heritage and diverse linguistic landscape.

Co-hosted by the Library of the University of Nicosia and the esteemed digital library "Read Library," our event promises an engaging program for all. On Thursday, March 28th, students from the University of Nicosia, hailing from Austria and Japan, will converge with book professionals from Cyprus and their respective countries. Together, they will delve into the joys of reading, sharing insights, and experiences with literature and language.

Then, on Saturday, April 6th, immerse yourself in a captivating multilingual reading of children's stories, lovingly presented by the students. Following the readings, creative writing and illustration workshops led by esteemed facilitators will ignite imaginations and inspire budding storytellers.

The culmination of our efforts will see the creation of captivating digital content, accessible for free on the "Read Library" app, ensuring that the magic of storytelling reaches far and wide.

Event Details:
Date: Thursday, March 28th, and Saturday, April 6th
Arrival Time: 10:00 AM
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Venue: University of Nicosia Library and Information Center, Makdositissis 44, Engomi, 2417, Nicosia

Translation Supervision / Student Guidance: Dr. Androula Papakyriakou, Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Language and Literature, University of Nicosia

Workshop Facilitators: Marina Michaelidou-Kadi, Children's Book Author; Chryso Charalambous, Illustrator; Androniki Lasithiotaki, Curator of "Read Library"

Suitable for Children Aged 8 to 12
*Limited Seats, Reservations Required

For More Information and Reservations, Call 22842100
Communication Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Poster Design: Veronica Parpouna, University of Nicosia Student

Let's embark on a journey of imagination and discovery, together weaving the colorful threads of European literature into the fabric of our shared cultural tapestry.

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