Numerous events planned for 2019 Yerevan Book Fest
YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 13, ARMENPRESS. Numerous events are planned to take place as part of the upcoming 3rd Yerevan Book Fest, a festival organized by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports due November 22-24 in the Armenian capital.
Yerevan Book Fest is held annually since 2017 and aims at promoting reading, interest towards modern literature, informing about new publications, and discovering talented beginning writers.
Presentations of books by both local and foreign authors, lectures, master classes and discussions involving public and cultural figures will take place as part of the festival.
All events of Yerevan Book Fest will be held at the AGBU Yerevan head office. Entry to all events will be free of charge.
Yerevan Book Fest 2019 organizing team member Ani Hakobyan told ARMENPRESS that a Literature Competition will take place within the framework of the festival. 87 bids have been received for three categories (Poetry, Prose and Dramaturgy). Winners will be announced at the closing ceremony on November 24. The “Hover” State Chamber Choir and the Vahagn Hayrapetyan Jazz Quartet will perform at the ceremony, Hakobyan said.
A book fair will take place during the festival and books will be sold with up to 40% discounts.
The Agape Chamber Choir and the Yerevan String Quartet will perform at the opening ceremony.
Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan