Premier hails inaugural Nevis Book Fair

Premier of Nevis, Hon. Joseph Parry

CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS (Thursday, July 5, 2012) — Premier and Minister of Education, the Hon. Joseph Parry has lauded the Department of Library Services for organizing the first-ever Nevis Book Fair, to be held on July 27, 2012 at the Villa in Charlestown.

“As Minister of Education and Library Services, I am so pleased that visitors and residents can purchase books published by Nevisians or persons of Nevisian descent whether at home or in the diaspora”, said Premier Parry. He said this is good for promoting Nevisian authors, and it is important to get young people on Nevis exposed to local writers.

According to Director of Library Services Mrs. Sonita Daniel, Kittitian authors are also welcomed to be part of the event.

“This event forms part of the activities for Culturama 2012, and we want patrons of the Book Fair to spend time in the company of local book authors”, Mrs. Daniel said. “This is an opportunity to display, sell and hear of the works of the authors”, she said.

“Let us seize the opportunity to make this critical event, designed to promote books and the love of reading for enjoyment and enlightenment in our fair land a great success”.

“Let us put reading back on the family agenda” said Mrs. Daniel.

For more information on the Nevis Book Fair, or to donate books by local authors, Mrs. Daniel can be reached at 662-8589 or 762- 8589 or by email at directornis@gmail.com.

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