Traditional writing, art, 15 poets, and award-winning books at the International Book Fair

Traditional writing, art, 15 poets, and award-winning books at the International Book Fair

May 29, 2023, 7:33 AM

May 29, 2023, 7:33 AM

The figure of a cart and an origami bull will come out of a giant book and the stories of the widow, the duende, the guajojó and the cart of the afterlife will be heard. These activities will be part of the tribute to traditional writing, which will take place in the Brazil pavilion, within the framework of the XXIV Santa Cruz de la Sierra International Book Fair.

Porfirio Azogue, in charge of executing the initiative, reported that universal artists will also be personified, such as: Leonardo da Vinci, Frida Kahlo, Michelangelo’s David and Vincent van Gogh. There will also be the living statues of Noel Kempff Mercado, Gladys Moreno and Raúl Otero Reiche.

“Children will be told the stories of the characters, myths and legends,” explained Azogue. For this, she will work with a team of experienced actors and talented young people, who will make possible the walk through universal art and Santa Cruz literature.

Publishers, authors and poetry

In the literary meeting, which will take place from this Wednesday, May 31 to June 11, the participation of the Dum Dum publishing house is also highlighted. The seal will bear the title Seoul, Sao Paulo, by Bolivian Gabriel Mamani Magne, winner of the 2019 National Novel Award. Another work that will be presented is Rage, from the Mexican Clyo Mendoza.

The publishing house Yerba Mala Cartonera brings, from Cochabamba, two works; a book of winning poems from the Emma Villazón contest and A weird world, by Maria Jose Ferrada.

La Hoguera this year includes in its catalog The M of Martin, by Veronica Linares; They say it’s my country…3
by Gigia Talarico; The mystery of the little piece of the sea, by Maria Julia Salary; Jam afternoons,
by Mariana Ruiz, and Tales that embrace, by Maria del Carmen Thompson.

The publishing house from Santa Cruz will also present the winning works of its National Literature Contest. It’s about the book The feast of books authored by Pablo Carbone and the novel star log, by Cesar Herrera.

The X International Meeting of Latin American Poetry in the City of Rings confirmed the presence of 15 poets. Its organizers: Gabriel Chávez Casazola, Gary Daher and Valeria Sandi celebrate the tenth version of the event, with authors coming from Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, among other countries.

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