CASTRIES – The annual book fair featuring local writers is back for 2017 as part of the Nobel Laureate Festival. First launched in 2015 the Saint Lucia Book Fair has featured hundreds of writers. In its third year, organizers have themed the exhibition. This year the exhibition takes the form of a Children’s Book Fair featuring Saint Lucian writers with material for young readers.
This annual book fair is directed at parents, teachers and anyone involved in the world of the young.
The exhibition and book sale takes place from Tuesday 17 January – Friday 20 January, 2017 at the Castries City Hall from 10am to 4pm
Some of the writers featured are familiar to readers:
- Fortuna Anthony
- Petra Auguste
- Nahdjla Bailey
- Martha Blanchard
- Anthea Bousquet
- June Frederick
- Dawn French
- Sarah George
- Jacinta Lee
- Gyanchand Rayman
- Michael Walker
Play time and book readings are some of the activities planned.
Books are on sale to the public during the event.
The annual book fair is a collaboration of Options Inc. with 758 Books (formerly Saint Lucia Books) and the Nobel Laureate Planning Committee.