EVENT PROGRAMME REVEALED FOR THE 37th INTERNATIONAL İSTANBUL BOOK FAIROrganized by TÜYAP Fairs in partnership with the Turkish Publishers Association, the 37th International İstanbul Book Fair will be held between November 10 and 18, 2018 at the TÜYAP Fair Congress and Convention Center, Büyükçekmece.
More than 800 Turkish and foreign publishers and nongovernmental organizations are expected to take part in the fair with a host of events, workshops for children, lectures by authors and thousands of autograph sessions bringing writers together with their readers.
Surrounding Life with Literature
This year's theme of the International Istanbul Book Fair will be “Surrounding Life with Literature” and the event program has been designed to remind everyone of the significance of literature and books in our lives. The Fair will host a number of literary events featuring Writer of Honor Selim İleri and other distinguished authors as guest speakers.
Writer of Honor Selim İleri
Events for the Writer of Honor Selim İleri include a panel discussion titled “Choosing Literature in the 21st Century” organized by the Notre Dame de Sion Alumni Association with Selim İleri as keynote speaker. The life, works and literature of Selim İleri will be discussed in several interviews and panel discussions organized by Everest Publishing in association with TÜYAP. Two panel discussions on “Selim İleri's Literature” will be held on November 10 and 18. On November 11, Selim İleri will join Türkan Şoray and Faruk Şüyün for a session on “My Friend Selim”, and a panel discussion titled “Selim İleri and Future Generations” will be held on November 18.
November 10 Atatürk Memorial Day and Atatürk Week
On occasion of November 10 Atatürk Memorial Day and Atatürk Week, the opening day of the fair will feature a number of events to remember Mustafa Kemal Atatürk at TÜYAP. İpek Çalışlar and Teyfur Erdoğdu will discuss “A Closer Look at Mustafa Kemal Atatürk” in a panel organized by Yapı Kredi Publishing, and Sinan Meydan will give a lecture titled “The Atatürk Effect” hosted by İnkılap Publishing. Uçanbalık Publishing and Aytül Akal will host an event for young readers titled “Being Atatürk”.
Children's and Young Adult Events
The International Istanbul Book Fair features a variety of discussions, recitals and workshops aimed at children and young adults. Readers will be able to meet their favorite authors in autograph sessions, while the workshops held in the Children's Event Area will be an attraction for young visitors.
The 37th International Istanbul Book Fair will be held concurrently with the ARTİST 2018 / 28th Istanbul Art Fair. The fair will be open between 10 am and 7 pm during the week and between 10 am and 8 pm on the weekend. The fair will close at 7 pm on Sunday, November 18. Admission to the fair will be free for students, teachers, pensioners and disabled persons.
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