Gibraltar International Literary Festival stamps

May 5th, 2013

Gibraltar Post issued a set of stamps dedicated to the first Gibraltar International Literary Festival. The first Gibraltar International Literary Festival will take place from 25th to 27th October 2013. The Festival, which will form part of Gibraltar's annual calendar of cultural events, will bring together a number of world-renowned writers who will take part in debates, discussions, interviews and talks on a variety of subjects.

The headquarters of the Festival will be established in the Garrison Library, which will also be used for some of the events in the programme. Other venues around Gibraltar will also be used.

"I am thrilled that the idea of establishing a literary festival in Gibraltar has come to fruition", said the Hon Neil Costa, Minister for Tourism, Public Transport and the Port. "With its rich cultural heritage, Gibraltar is perfectly well placed to host such a prestigious event. A testament to its potential success is the amount of positive interest that our conversations of the last few months have generated. The Festival will be designed to ensure it appeals to a wide spectrum of interests for both young and old.

The event is another example of the Government's commitment to increase event tourism to Gibraltar."

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