Jurbise organizes the second edition of the book fair for young people
In 2019, the Jurbise Municipality organized a children’s book fair for the first time and offered a sponsor of their choice for the occasion. Indeed, Godi, the father of the Ducobu student, accepted that honorary role. After the health crisis due to which the municipal authorities had to suspend many events, 2022 will be marked by the organization of the second edition, which is already planned for December 3 and 4, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Jacques Galant hall.
“Children’s literature and reading will be celebrated all weekend through various activities for the whole family: school performances, exhibitions, creative workshops, competitions, readings and of course, book sales of all kinds and signings”, we state on the side of the organization. Belgium will be honored for this great second place.
A topic that will highlight the actors of the Belgian book, “who have suffered a lot due to the crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but also to remember what brought us together in recent years and still makes our reputation beyond borders.”Several internationally known Belgian writers and illustrators have already confirmed their participation.
Let’s quote Pierre Coran, an honorary citizen of Jurbise and a world-renowned writer; Carl Norac, national poet behind many children’s books now translated into almost 50 languages; Antonio Cossu, cartoonist, screenwriter and professor of comics, especially known for his works on Mon folklore and Italian immigration to Belgium, or Daniel Bultreys and Gürcan Gürsel, screenwriter and cartoonist of the comics “Les Diables Rouges” and “The Furious Footballs”.
For the administration, proposing a cultural manifestation aimed more at children was logical considering the establishment of two kindergartens and three kindergartens and an elementary school in the area of Jurbisa. It should also be noted that the choice of date is not a coincidence… It is not impossible that the good children will be rewarded by the Great Saint, who could appear, the hood laden with thousands of books.