With more than 95 thousand titles available to the reading public, the International Book Fair in the city of Matanzas aims to achieve a multicultural balance that meets the expectations of the Matanzas. To the plan of the 62 thousand texts corresponding to the literary event in Matanzas will be added the volumes of the provincial center of the Book and Literature.
Multiple exhibition spaces within the historic center will host meetings with writers, interviews and colloquiums until next March 10. There will also be points of sale in peripheral areas such as the Bonifacio Byrne House of Culture, the Guanima Motel and the Canímar Popular Council, with the purpose of making one of the most massive cultural events in the country more accessible.
Ediciones Vigía, Matanzas, Aldabón and El Fortín will be inserted in the Fair with suggestive proposals, representative of the letters that are born, both in Cuba and abroad. 400 will be the editorial novelties that will be available to the matanceros in the twenty-seventh edition of the Matanzas literary festival, of which 142 titles dedicated to children and young people stand out.
Among the cultural proposals will include performance, presentations of students of art schools, projection of Cuban audiovisuals, dance and theater shows, plastic arts exhibitions, clubs and concerts at night.
One of the novel elements that will distinguish this cultural event this year will be the possibility of acquiring digital books, with more than one million titles, according to the organizers of the event. Likewise, literature lovers will have the option to take home books, whose prices will remain discounted during these five days.
The Matanzas literary party will open tonight at the José White Concert Hall, with a show that combines the talent of the duo of Lien and Rey, the pianist and composer Elvira Santiago, writers, poets and the company Danza Espiral, under the artistic direction by Lilian Padrón. During the gala, the plastic artist Rolando Estévez, whose works will decorate several spaces such as the halls of the Cuban Association of Artisan Artists, will surprise the audience with a suggestive and attractive proposal for all.
Among the most important moments of the Book Fair in its chapter in Matanzas will be the handover of the Order of Merit of the City Shield to the Historian of Havana, Eusebio Leal Spengler, and his declaration as Adoptive Son of Matanzas; the presentation of the text Matanzas, the first modern city in Cuba, the Doctor in Art Sciences Alicia García Santana and the visit to the city of personalities such as Mariela Castro, Manuel Calviño, Margaret Randall and Arturo Montoto, among others.