Yohannes Gebregeorgis, Closing Speaker for the 8th Thessaloniki International Book Fair in Thessaloniki, Greece

Yohannes Gebregeorgis will be the closing speaker for the 8th Thessaloniki International Book Fair in Thessaloniki, Greece, which will be held May 5 – 8, 2011.  This international conference will focus on “Books and Education:  What Needs to Change.”

The event is co-sponsored by National Book Centre of Greece (ΕΚΕΒΙ), Ministry of Culture, HELEXPO and the Panhellenic Federation of Publishers and Booksellers (PΟΕΒ) is billed as a “top-ranking event of commercial and cultural charcter for the sector of publishers, creators and book lovers.”   

 Yohannes will be one of twelve prominent writers and intellectuals from nine countries  including:  Tariq Ali (Pakistan-UK), Salwa Al Neimi (Syria), Gamal Ghitany (Egypt), David Grossman (Israel), Tuna Kiremitci (Turkey), Hoda Barakat (Lebanon), Sophie Bessie (Tunisia), Boualem Sansal (Algeria), Malek Chebel (Algeria), Bahaa Taher (Egypt) and Subhi Hadidi (Syria).

For more information, click on http://www.thessalonikibookfair.com/2011/grafeiotypou_en.asp