CSU celebrates International Book Day on Friday

Lancelot, written in the 12th century by by Chrétien de Troyes

Several CSU departments will celebrate International Book Day — and the 400th anniversary of the deaths of William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes — with a host of events at Morgan Library on Friday.

The activities, also intended to honor CSU’s own authors, include a morning session on Cervantes and Shakespeare with participants from the Departments of English, Theatre and Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Five authors from those three units will also participate in a panel discussion on creative writing.

Afternoon sessions

The afternoon sessions will focus on the world of print, connecting the sciences, humanities, digital world and the library’s Special Collections and Book Maintenance Lab. Some of the first printed editions and relevant books/manuscripts of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods will be presented by CSU graduate students in translations from their original Spanish, Euskera (Vasque), French, Arabic, Italian and Portuguese.

Events will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 22 in the Library Event Hall. The full lineup can be viewed by clicking on the images below. International Book Day at CSU is sponsored by the three aforementioned departments, the CSU Libraries and International Studies. For more information, contact Jose Luis Suárez-Garcia at jlsuarez@colostate.edu.

International Book Day Morning  International Book Day Afternoon