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Yohannes Gebregeorgis to Speak at the Dr. Martin Luther King Library in New Orleans

Yohannes Gebregeorgis will read and sign his book “Tirhas Celebrates Ashenda: An Ethiopian Girl’s Festival” at the Martin Luther King Branch of the New Orleans Public Library on Friday, June 24th at 10:00 am.

The event is in conjunction with Yohannes receving the award of Honorary Membership to the American Library Association later that same day.  Honorary Membership is the highest award bestowed upon an individual by the American Library Association.

Please join Yohannes at:

Martin Luther King Library

New Orleans Public Library 

1671 Caffin Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70117

(504) 940-2243



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