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Day of European Authors Monday 27th March 2023

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Empowering younger generations through reading! As well as helping youngsters reconnect with books, the annual Day of European Authors celebration will explore how literature can help individual empowerment.

The first edition of the Day of European Authors will be on Monday 27th March 2023. The Day is also an opportunity to emphasise the importance of all the programmes and initiatives already running in individual EU countries to promote reading and authors.

Day of European Authors | Monday 27th March | Activities

There will be three parallel activities:

  1. Reading sessions in schools:
    1. Secondary schools across the EU are invited through the eTwinning community and other channels to organize reading aloud sessions with European authors.
    2. Get involved: If your school is interested in participating, please contact the European Commission before 6th March.
    3. Who to invite: Schools may like to invite an author or a popular personality to read aloud. To raise awareness of the diversity around book publishing, you may like to invite a representative of the sector to present the different professions such as author, illustrator, translator, and editor. nd the right person for your event: this is not limited to people working in the book sector. If none of the above is an option, teachers may like to organise a read aloud session with their students.
  2. Tour by European authors: The Commission will organise a tour of European authors who will visit schools, libraries and bookshops to read from their work and encourage students to discover other European authors.
  3. A conference on reading promotion: The conference will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria. It will bring together representatives of EU Member States’ education and culture ministries that oversee reading policies as well as representatives of the book sectors and organisations which promote reading to share experiences and practices on reading.

More information to follow soon!

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