Saturday, June 3, 2017

Event: 15th Annual “St. Martin Book Fair” continues through Saturday, June 3, 2017 at multiple venues — St. Maarten, West Indies

St. Martin Book Fair” June 1–3, 2017
Event: 15th Annual “St. Martin Book Fair” on Thursday, June 1, 2017 through Saturday, June 3, 2017 at multiple venues — St. Maarten, West Indies; Event Details - Where: Cité Scolaire Robert Weinum in The Savanna and multiple venues, St. Maarten, WI; Tel: (721) 554.7089; email: nehesi@sintmaarten.net
Event Description: “The 15th edition of the annual St. Martin Book Fair will take place at new venues throughout the island from June 1–3, 2017. The opening ceremony at Cité Scolaire Robert Weinum in The Savanna — the area between Rambaud and Grand Case — will reflect the 'art' theme of the anniversary year. The auditorium of the new high school/jr. high school complex will be turned into a giant art studio and gallery. The main exhibition is by international artist/author Bruce Clarke. Art students and aspiring artists will also be invited to set up their easels and draw the live scene of book fair guests arriving, socializing, buying books, getting autographs, and meeting authors from around the world. The Book Fair Committee coordinates the festival. St. Martin writers that have published books will be the mantra of the book fair’s 15th birthday bash, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers. 'From 1988 to when the first St. Martin Book Fair was organized in 2003, barely 10 book authors from St. Martin could be found,' said Sample. 'Fifteen years later, from first-time authors like Joselyne Arnell to senior authors like Gerard van Veen, over 30 St. Martin writers that have been published in one or more books can be identified,' said Sample. At the 2017 book fair a larger than usual number of the island’s authors will conduct workshops, participate in roundtable discussions and public readings, and visit schools ...” — Read more: St. Martin Book Fair
For further information: St. Martin Book Fair. Related Article: https://repeatingislands.com/2017/05/17/st-martin-book-fair-turns-15/.

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