ZAGREB, 15 March (Hina) – The 11th edition of Book Night, the national event promoting reading and books, will take place on 22-25 April, coinciding with World Book and Copyright Day (23 April) and Croatian Book Day (22 April), the organisers announced earlier this week.
The focus of this year’s event will be on books as a space of freedom.
This year marks two important anniversaries – the 400th anniversary of the birth of French playwright Molière, who found his space of freedom in farce and comedy, using them as a vehicle for a critique of the society of his time, and the 100th anniversary of he birth of Croatian poet Vesna Parun.
The organisers expect over a thousand programmes by libraries, bookshops, publishers, educational institutions, museums, local government authorities and other institutions and organisations. Admission to many of the events will be free.