April 19, 2012:
The Media is invited to cover NALIS’s third annual First Time Author’s Appreciation Programme on Monday 23 April 2012, at Theatre One, UTT Campus at NAPA from 6:00 p.m.
The First Time Author’s Programme, which is usually held on World Book and Copyright Day (April 23), celebrates and recognises persons who have published for the first time during a specific period (April 2011 and March 2012). The Programme is designed to encourage writers to have their works published and to raise public awareness of the issues involved in the protection of intellectual property as well as the enforcement of copyright.
This year, 58 new authors will be celebrated and recognised. Forty-six and 22 persons were honoured in 2010 and 2011, respectively. One of the 2011 awardees, attorney at law, Lennox Sankersingh in his public letter to the editor congratulated NALIS on hosting the programme. He also wrote, “The writing of a book is no easy task and requires tremendous work. Whatever the outcome, every book contains information which the author believes is important and wishes to share with the world. In this sense, every book should be appreciated.”
The Minister of the Arts and Multiculturalism, the Honourable Winston Peters will deliver the feature address at the 2012 event. Author and anthropologist, Dr Kumar Mahabir, will speak about the publishing arena, and author and lecturer, Dr Yvonne Bobb Smith will review the works of the authors.
To confirm your attendance kindly contact the Public Relations and Marketing Department at 624-4466 ext 2323 or email email@example.com.