Hanoi to host Wallonie-Bruxelles comic festival

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The 3rd Wallonie-Bruxelles Comics Festival will open May 31 at the Hanoi Library in celebration of Children's Day, which falls on June 1.

This year's festival will include a conference on comic books and two exhibitions by artists from Belgium and Vietnam, according to a press release issued by the event's organizers.

The conference will focus on the history of comic books, and the connections between comic books and literature and films.

The event, hosted by Belgium Comic Center Director Jean Auquier, will also include a section in which comic book readers will get to interact with some of their favorite comic book authors.

The exhibition "From Ideas to Comic Books" will feature over 30 works by 11 young Vietnamese comic writers.

Another show titled "The Journey in the 9th Art: Comic Books of Wallonie-Bruxelles" will showcase the works of more than 40 comic writers from Belgium.

The displays will open June 1 and close on June 8.

On June 2-3, a conference on comic writing skills will be conducted by Jean Claude Servais, a Belgian author of several comic series.

Wallonie and Bruxelles are French-speaking regions in Belgium known for their comic book culture.

The Hanoi Library is located on 47 Ba Trieu Street, Hanoi. The third comic festival is co-held by the Wallonie-Bruxelles Mission in Vietnam and the Hanoi-based Kim Dong Publishing House.

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