Virtual programming will be prioritized as Canada prepares for its guest of honour role at the Frankfurt Book Fair this October.
On Oct. 17, Frankfurt’s Bookfest Digital will feature an array of international literary talent, including several Canadian authors.
The centrepiece of the programming will be four “literary mini-documentaries.”
The fair will be held online October 12–18.
Canada FBM2020 is now discouraging Canadians from physically attending the pivotal October book fair in 2020.
Nearly one-quarter of the events were able to happen before the global shutdowns, including a Stan Douglas exhibition.
Canada is currently in talks with the next three Guest of Honour countries to discuss their interest in a possible postponement.
More details about the Canada Guest of Honour plan are expected in the coming weeks.
The organization announced the first 53 authors and illustrators of the anticipated 80 Canadians who will be featured in the festival’s literary delegation.
The literature event was connected to Canada’s status as the Guest of Honour at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.