On September 8th International Literacy Daythat was declared by UNESCO on 26 October 1966 at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference. It was celebrated for the first time in 1967. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Literacy enriches minds, enlightens people, opens door to imagination, change lives and improves society. We are blessed by literacy.

In the exhibition explore part of Sigulda region literary heritage and writers origining from this region. Of course, there are more, but this time we present these sixteen writers and their work: Pauls Bankovskis, Guntars Godiņš, Andris Marts, Ivande Kaija, Edvīns Raups, Anšlavs Eglītis, Imants Ziedonis, Luīze Pastore, Jānis Sudrabkalns, Garlībs Helvigs Merķelis, Valda Mora, Leons Briedis, Doku Atis, Māra Ozola, Artis Ostups and Inga Ābele.

You can get to know better each of the writers, either by reading an excerpt from their literary work or by scanning QR code by each of the authors portraits and listening to a reading of the literary work.

The visual artwork is made by Ivita Brūdere.

The exhibition is opened until September 30 next to Sigulda Railway and Bus station.

Let’s let the word out! Literacy is a muscle that is only trained by reading.