Open invitation from the Lord Mayor of Dublin!

Courtesy of DCC press release.

Geneva Pattison

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland, has extended a public invitation to the Mansion House, for all interested in attending UNESCO World Book & Copyright Day. The free event, ‘Dublin Reads: Rumpus in the Round’, will take place on Saturday the 23rd of April from 10:30am to 5pm and is sure to be a fun day for all the family.

The Lord Mayor has said:

“From children to adults, everyone loves a good book. This year to mark World Book Day, I want to invite all book lovers aged 5 to 95 into the Mansion House to celebrate the day with me. There’ll be something for everyone to enjoy.”

Activities on the day will include book readings, author panel discussions, illustration workshops, face painting and there will even be book doctors on site, to prescribe children books in the category of their choice to give them a little boost!

‘Dublin Reads: Rumpus In The Round’ has been programmed and curated by David O Callaghan. David O’Callaghan is a children’s book consultant with over 30 years’ experience within the book industry. Everyone involved is encouraging book loving people of all ages to release their inner wild thing and come join us for a day of literary celebration.

World Book &Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Every year, on the 23rd of April, people all over the world recognize the scope of books, educationally, for enjoyment and for escape and relaxation. World book day stives to promote the important intergenerational links books can provide within families, regarding familial, social and cultural histories. Most of all, how books feed the imagination!