March 10, 2013

Feria Internacional del Libro

February 14-March 10 / Havana´s San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress and provincial capitals

2013 February 14-March 10
Location Havana´s San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress and provincial capitals
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Institution involved Instituto Cubano del Libro
Any international participation  
Description of event What began as a modest book fair founded by the famous Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier, eventually became the most important literary event on the island. Every year tens of thousands of people pack the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress in Havana, attracted by book launchings of all genres and topics from Cuban and foreign publishing houses, along with panel discussions, poetry readings, concerts, children’s events, and a crafts fair. After Havana, the fair travels to other Cuban cities. The Fair will be dedicated this year to the People’s Republic of Angola and to the National Prize-winners for Literature and Social Sciences Daniel Chavarría and Pedro Pablo Rodríguez, respectively. Given that the fair attracts more and more public and exhibitors each year, the event’s organizers opened several sub-venues in 2011, including Biblioteca Pública Rubén Martínez Villena, Centro Dulce María Loynaz, Pabellón Cuba, UNEAC and Centro de Estudios Martianos. The popular exhibition of Cuban and international crafts will remain at El Morro.
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