The municipality of Mijas will celebrate the book fair on April 29 and 30in the Plaza de San Valentín de Las Lagunas, an event in which some thirty authors will participate and will feature the presentation of 15 literary works, as reported this Friday by the Councilor for the Libraries area, Natalia Martínez.
The mayor stressed that the cultural event will not lack the traditional signatures of works, presentations, spaces for shopping, children’s entertainment or workshops related to the world of culture.
As it has progressed, “there will be a total of 15 book presentations and thirty authors from both the municipality and the area will participate with a wide variety of literary titles for all audiences, from narrative, children’s literature, theater or poetry.
In addition, he has advanced that there will be “children’s entertainment and various workshops related to the world of culture”while specifying that there will also be a space for the bookstore and second-hand books thanks to the collaboration of the Lions Club and the solidarity with the proposal of the cultural magazine El Almirel, “which is going to donate books in exchange for products that will go to the Mijas Food Bank”.
Altogether they will be ten booths enabled in the Plaza San Valentín so that authors can promote their works and sign copies from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., both the Friday 29 as Saturday April 30.
“It’s an event that artists themselves had been demanding us and that it has had a very positive response from you. Without a doubt, it is a finishing touch to all the momentum that from the area of Libraries we are giving to literature in our municipality with those cycles of presentations and workshops that we have already held and will continue to hold throughout the year”, added the mayor.
One of the writers who has participated in these cycles of presentations and who now repeats at the book fair is Alberto Arroyo, author of five theater titles, who has assured that “this fair allows us authors to get to know each other and support each other, to continue making reading grow. In addition, it allows us to be close to the people who read us”. For Juan Carlos Toribio, author of ‘The Ages of Shipwreck’, this type of activity is a way of putting a face “to so many people who have the initiative to write”, although he recalled that “writing a book is not easy”.