During the last year, countries in the world have seen periods of confinement and people have had to limit their time spent outside. At this time, books became a powerful tool to combat isolation, reinforce ties between people, expand horizons and stimulate minds. Some have even doubled their amount of reading.
Tomorrow, Friday, April 23rd is World Book and Copyright Day. World Book Day, also known as World Book and Copyright Day, or International Day of the Book, is an annual event organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing, and copyright.
As the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) continues to promote Literary Arts, Barbadian writers are being encouraged to become educated about protecting their work. The NCF remains committed to helping creatives thrive in a new unfamiliar digital realm. As local artists pivot through the sale of their work, they are at risk if their intellectual property is not properly protected.
For more on copyright and for an insightful book club, the NCF will stage Beyond the Book hosted by Dr. Denise J. Charles, an online session, on Friday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m. on ZOOM. Meeting ID: 821 7281 9525; password: NCF2021.
The panel of speakers includes Poet Laureate Esther Phillips, Linda M. Deane, Robert Edison Sandiford, and Wayne Jordan. The authors will read their pieces which will be followed by a robust discussion. The first World Book Day was celebrated in 1995. (PR)