Books and readers “invade” the country’s largest urban park › Cuba › Granma

CAMAGÜEY. — Eager to acquire new titles that meet their expectations and exchange with authors, thousands of book lovers in this province come to the Casino Campestre, the largest urban park in the country, where the 31st edition of the Fair takes place until next Sunday from the book.

Sheltered under the leafy trees that distinguish the beautiful place, more than a dozen kiosks offer attendees a wide range of literary works, both for their thematic diversity and the genres in which they are presented, as well as for the number of creators and the wide tuning fork of the universe of recipients.

As a result of a well-designed strategy, spaces that enjoy the preference of the public maintain their presence at the Fair, among them, the Children’s Pavilion; La Carpa de la Reina, from the Hermanos Saiz Association; the Peasant Terrace; and the stand La Rueda Dentada, from the subsidiary of the Nicolás Guillén Foundation.

In these areas, in addition to universities, schools, houses of culture and social organizations, presentations and book sales take place, readings of narrative and poetry texts, conferences, panels and conversations, to form an intense program that exceeds the 130 activities of various kinds.

Special welcome is given to the intellectuals and researchers who participate in the theoretical sessions of the Fair, based at the La Comarca Literary Café and the Ateneo-Vietnam Cultural Center, where reflections and debates about literary creation in Cuba and historical issues take place. -Current politicians.

During the four days it is planned to dedicate tribute spaces to personalities of the stature of Julio Travieso Serrano, Araceli García-Carranza, Antonio Núñez Jiménez, Raúl González de Cascorro and Teresa Melo, in addition to the approach to Colombia and its literature, as a special guest country to the Book Fair.

The writer and provincial president of UNEAC, Sergio Morales Vega, declared that it is not possible to refer to such an important event without talking about Fidel, who has always been an unbeatable reader and an ally of books and writers, who created the bases for it to flourish. culture and bear the fruits that everyone knows today.

“As he was in charge of alerting, he commented, we must not forget that, in these times, the best and most effective weapons for the defense of this wonderful homeland of ours, its culture and national sovereignty, are the ideas and the main arsenals of those ideas. they are, precisely, the books.”