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Taxco Book Fair Opens

By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 26 November, 2010

(Taxco, JG 26 November) The Taxco Book Fair opened yesterday with 21 events on the schedule, among them, the debut of four new books. Twenty cultural institutions, book publishers and book retailers have booths and presentations. This is the twelve annual edition of the fair. The fair brings together authors, books, and publishers with a variety of artistic and cultural activities. The visitors are educators, collectors, the reading public in general. The event is sponsored by the National Council for Culture and the Arts (CNCA), the Guerrero Cultural Institute (IGC) and the municipal government of Taxco. Tomorrow the organizers have planned a formal ceremony to attract children, young adults, teachers and professionals, to stimulate reading for pleasure, cultivation of the imagination, learning and knowledge. Readings will include poetry, short stories, histories of Taxco and Mexico. Well-known authors will be present, such as Raquel Huerta, Iris García, Maricela Guerrero and Juan José Acevedo Pliego, who will provide workshops for students of literature and composition from various institutions of higher learning. Another workshop is designed to stimulate reading among small children. In a daily feature called “Taxco in Film,” the fair will run movies that were filmed in Taxco, starting at 6:30 pm.

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