Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
1. Book publication: Publishing books, magazines, short stories with local flavour in all three languages: creole, French and English 2. Fairs and meet up: Annual fairs in December, celebration of book day and poetry day, as well as other celebration is on the agenda every year. Young people can come up and meet an author, autographs and events are on schedule 3. Creativity session: These sessions are held with the aim of developing a liking for the writing of books, by the next generation of authors. Young kids discover journey of books and all it takes to get to their hands. This ensures prime location for passion of books and prints. This initiative has helped two (2) local artists to participate in the world oldest and most prestigious art Biennale.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
So far, there has been at least a dozens of books published since 2016. Quarterly workshops and bi-annual fair are also held. End of year fair over a month is also scheduled to allow authors and writers to meet up. Authors also participate in debates such as Festival Kreol initiative, creole dictionary, annual budget consultations and intra collaboration between artists of all spheres is a regular feature. Book days, poetry day, copyrights day are also on calendars and authors are invited to participate. The Commission of Arts and Culture / Tourism and local libraries buy books from local authors to promote creation and publications