Yangon Book Street hosts talks on library law, literature, arts

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The Weekend Book Street in Yangon attracts local book-lovers. Photo : Ye Htut

Visitors enjoyed the Literary talks organized by the Myanmar Publishers and Distributors’ Association at the Yangon Book Street yesterday.
In the morning, personnel from foundations with library and a retired professor from the Yangon University Library and Research Department conducted a roundtable talks over the Yangon Region Library Law.
The results of the talks will be submitted to the Yangon Region Hluttaw on 25 February.
At 3 pm, Director Kyi Soe Tun, discussing “Movies written from novels”, while Indonesian musician Indra Menus will entertain audiences at 5 pm.
Following the talks, a book on biography of a colonial-era director written by Ko Aye Min Soe (Alinsat-IR) was introduced to the visitors.
A quiz program led by Pageant Elena Win and winners of the program were awarded with novels.
Director Kyi Soe Tun gave talks under the title “Movies written from novels” focusing on creation of youth directors and literature.
“The Saturday-Sunday Book Street” with some 80 book stalls selling books on Theinbyu Road in Botahtaung Township is crowded with visitors every weekend.
With the assistance of the Ministry of Information, Yangon Region Government and Yangon City Development Committee, the Weekend Book Street and sales program has been held since 2017.

 

—Thant Zin Win/MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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