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Conferences, congresses, dedicated days and special events related to reading, reading promotion and literacy.

January to spring 2014

Euregio Students Literature Award

Belgian, Dutch and German students from the Maas-Rhein region read books written by regional authors and give an award to the one selected by a students jury.

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24th - 27th March 2014

Bologna Children's Book Fair

International get-together for professionals involved in children's publishing.

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Spring 2014 (specific date to be announced)

IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award

Award given every two years.

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24th March 2014

Hans Christian Andersen Award

IBBY announces this year's winner at the Bologna Children's Book Fair.

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2nd April 2014

International Children's Book Day

Yearly event sponsored by IBBY on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, April 2.

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April 2014 (specific date to be announced)

Feria International del Libro de Bogotá

The Bogotá International Book Ferry is one of the most important cultural and industrial events in South America, not only catering to professionals and the publishing industry but also featuring a ton of events and workshops for children and youths.

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23rd April 2014

World Book and Copyright Day

UNESCO’s aim is to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright.

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World Book Night

Celebration of the world book day with many events in the United States, Germany, the UK and Ireland.

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9th - 12th May 2014

International Reading Association Annual Conference

The International Reading Association's Annual Conference takes place in New Orleans.

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22nd May - 1st June 2014

Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts

Prominent writers from all over the world share their stories with book lovers.

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16th - 22nd August 2014

IFLA Conference 2014

The conference of the IFLA World Library and Information Congress takes place in Lyon, France.

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10th - 13th September 2014

IBBY International Congress in Mexico City

The main theme oft this year’s congress is Reading as an inclusive experience.

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