This year marks the 3rd year of Book Days in Marmaris. Initially introduced by UNESCO in 1995 as World Book Day, and in 1997 in the UK and Ireland. One of the main goals of the Book Days is to promote reading for pleasure. Let’s see when are the Book days and how are they celebrated in Marmaris?
In 2023 Book Days are set to be celebrated from the 20th of July until the 10th of August in Marmaris. Anyone can take part in Book Days in Marmaris.
According to the World Book Day official website: “World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. Our mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.
“Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. We want to see more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them.” – worldbookday.com
Book Days in Marmaris will provide an opportunity to meet the writers, authors of popular books as well as publishers. Discussions, interviews and book talks will be held on the following dates in Marmaris.
The first event of the Book Days will be held on Thursday, July 20, with a show “Did I Mean This?”, played and staged by the narrator, presenter and TV programmer Metin Uca. The opening of the Book Days in Marmaris will be held on July 20th at 20:00 with the guest of honor the famous historian and author İlber Ortaylı.
On the 21st of July an interview with İlber Ortaylı will be moderated by Metin Uca. In an interview titled “Yesterday Today Tomorrow” on Friday, July 21, the historian will share his memories and experiences with the audience.
On 22-23 July, the journalist writers Mustafa Balbay and Işık Kansu will meet with the Marmaris community and visitors. Another event of the Book Days, where the poet Şükrü Erbaş will meet with his readers on July 29, will be an interview with the historian Sinan Meydan. In the interview on 30 July, Sinan Meydan will talk about our 100-year history of the Republic of Türkiye. On August 6, the journalists Emre Kongar and Zülal Kalkandelen will meet with the readers in a discussion.
More than 20 authors and writers will take part in Marmaris Book Days among whom these authors will hold signature days in Marmaris on Saman Pier (next to the square of Atatürk):
22 July Erhan Merdanoğulları
25 July Ayşe Sözeri
26 July Mustafa Fırat and W. B. Bayrıl
26 – 29 July Sibel Çelik
28 July Ayten Ocak Kalınsaz
29 July Neslişah Çetinkaya
01 August Hilal Kahraman
02 August Eren Aysan
04 August Mehmet Demirkapı
05 August Demet Çaltepe
06 – 07 August Hüsnü Zafer Kömürcü
10 August Habil Ekrem
These events are free and registration is not required.
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