Sunday, February 11, 2007

His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid inaugurated international book fair


Casablanca, Feb. 8 - His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid inaugurated the 13th edition of the Casablanca international book fair, SIEL, organized 9 through 18 February under the sign: The Moroccan Creation: New Tendencies.

His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid also handed over the Morocco Book Award of 2006 offered in several categories, including "literary creation", "literary and artistic studies", and "translation".

This year's edition of SIEL aims to index and analyse the new tendencies of creation in Morocco, while taking account of the changes that took place in the different fields of daily life. With 600 exhibitors from 59 countries, SIEL is meant to be a place of exchange and discovery in favor of the new generations of creators, the cultural event that wants to promote the works of young writers in front of a large public.

The 2007 edition includes meetings, round tables, shows, conferences, lectures, presentations and book signing ceremonies.

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