Liu Ziwan / Staff Reporter
Yesterday, the Ministry of Culture and the Taipei Book Expo Foundation invited the public to read “through the five senses” at the Taipei International Book Fair.
The exhibition will be held from January 31st to February 5th at Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1.
Themed “The Multiverse of Reading,” this year’s exhibition features several pavilions and sections, along with a party hosted by Lee Ming-tsung, sociologist and CEO of Searchlight Culture Lab. said the ministry.
Photo credit: Taipei Book Fair Foundation
A party with the theme of “Listen to the Different” will be held on February 3rd.
It features music and modern dance performances, and readings in Mandarin, Hokuro (also known as Taiwanese), Hakka, indigenous languages, sign language, and Polish, he said.
“Reading and listening allow us to slow down, discover the unknown, and reflect on ourselves,” Lee said.
The children’s book pavilion for the marine life-themed exhibition will be constructed as a 16-sided polygon using Taiwan cedar, the ministry said.
Digital Pavilion of Digital Pavilion will be set up as a “spaceship shelter”.
Yu Wei-ta, project manager of curator Gong-san Marketing, said the interactive pavilion will allow visitors to explore the differences between print and digital publications.
The Book Award Winners Pavilion will feature works that have received critical acclaim from the Golden Tripod Awards, Golden Comic Awards, China Times Open Book Awards, and more.
In line with the exhibition’s sustainable philosophy, the pavilion will be built with recyclable materials other than plastic and wood, said foundation director Wang Xiuyin.
The National Museum of Taiwan Literature invited several Taiwanese publishers and representatives of the publishing industry to share behind-the-scenes details of the industry with readers in the literary section, said museum director Jun Li Lin.
The civic section will feature more than 40 speeches discussing social issues, said Chen Xiamin, president of the Taiwan Independent Publishers Association.
Visitors who spend more than NT$500 a day at the exhibition will receive a specially designed badge, and those who spend more than NT$1,000 will receive an astronaut-themed bottle pouch. increase. Collected at the main service desk.
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