SEMSAMAR contributes to St. Martin Book Fair

PORT-LOUIS, Guadeloupe —The SEMSAMAR development agency made a financial contribution here on Thursday to the 8th annual St. Martin Book Fair (June 3 – 5, 2010), said book fair coordinator Shujah Reiph.

The directrice of SEMSAMAR, Marie Paul Beneluse (L) made the presentation to Reiph (R), who had traveled to the Guadeloupe commune to receive the cheque from Beneluse. “SEMSAMAR is about building the future and we thought that it is more than right for us to support an event such as the St. Martin Book Fair,” said Beneluse to Reiph, a leading St. Martin cultural activist and organizer.

The opening ceremony of the three-day book fair takes place at the University of St. Martin, Philipsburg, on Thursday, June 3, at 8pm. The closing ceremony and main book launch will take place at the Public Library, Marigot, on Saturday, June 5, at 8pm, said Reiph.

The Conscious Lyrics Foundation and House of Nehesi Nehesi Publishers organize the St. Martin Book Fair in collaboration with the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau, the Collectivity of St. Martin, and the University of St. Martin. (CLF photo)

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