In reaching its fourth edition, the International Fair of Yucatán (FILEY) Reading will feature more than 300 events including book presentations, artistic performances, workshops and academic meetings also will be guests of honor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Government of the Federal District (GDF).
At a press conference held yesterday at the Museum Estanquillo Mexico City, the director of the FILEY, Rafael Lopez Morcillo announced that on this occasion innovations as the national meetings of Journalism and Latin American Booksellers are incorporated. Also, a cyclist shot 90 kilometers per reading, the delivery of the National Short Story Prize 2015 Young FILEY, among other activities will be organized.
Accompanied by the heads of the ministries of Culture and Education, Eduardo Martín Vázquez and Mara Robles, respectively, Morcillo Lopez said that the fair will be held from 7 to 15 March in the premises of the Yucatán Siglo XXI Convention Centre and the Grand Museum Maya World, while attendance is expected to exceed 100 thousand people.
In the presence of the Technical Secretariat Liaison Coordination of Cultural Diffusion UNAM, Anel Perez and CEO of Publications and Editorial Development, Javier Martinez, announced the program of activities of the highest seat of learning, including workshops , lectures and panel tables.
With the representation of the Rector of the Autonomous University of Yucatan (abattoir), José de Jesús Williams, Morcillo Lopez recalled that the inaugural event Excellence Award will be presented in the Letters «José Emilio Pacheco» the writer Fernando del Paso, prize awarded jointly between UC-on Mexico and FILEY association.
Similarly, is expected to attend the poet, teacher and diplomat Hugo Gutierrez Vega Poetry Gathering in Maya, where he will talk in that language with an author of that culture.
For its part, the National Council for Culture and Arts (Conaculta) will be present with workshops that will Tierra Adentro, besides presenting several books of recent catalog of the Directorate General Publications, said the director of the FILEY.
Among the writers and academics who attend, are Chimal Alberto, Alberto Ruy Sanchez, Francisco Hinojosa, Néstor García Canclini, Sabina Berman, Homero Aridjis, Julio Patan, Alejandro Rosas, Fabrizio Mejía, Jordi Soler.
Jorge Bucay participation and Ivonne Vargas is also expected, as well as journalists Javiar Aranda Luna, Nicolas Alvarado, Silvia Lemus and editor of the weekly Proceso, Rafael Ramírez Castañeda, among others.
Under the FILEY, other activities such as Homage to Vicente Leñero and table analysis of the legacy of Julio Scherer Garcia will take place; while the second meeting was held National Film; the colloquium Latin America: read, think and write; international conferences Education, Culture and Development in Central America and the Caribbean; and the opening of the exhibition Rius for beginners.
For all the activities of the International Reading Fair 2015 Yucatán see: http://www.filey.mx/ or social networks Facebook, Twitter and Instagram asFILEYmx.