The 20th edition of the International Book Fair Cuba 2011 will be held from February 10 to February 20 in Havana and until March 6 in the rest of the country, with the slogan “To read is to grow”. This time the event will pay tribute to the bicentennial of the first successful independent movements in in Latin America, the 220th anniversary of the Haitian Revolution and the First Declaration of the Abolition of Slavery, according to Cubarte.
Fort San Carlos de la Cabaña will be the main venue, and Pabellón Cuba, along with other cultural institutions in Cuba’s capital, will serve as secondary venues.
The fair will be dedicated to authors Jaime Sarusky, National Literature Prize in 2004, and Fernando Martínez Heredia, National Prize on Social Sciences in 2006.
Thefair’s professional, academic and literary programs will include about 500 colloquiums, homage, roundtables, lectures, readings, awards ceremonies and book presentations. Art exhibits, plays, dance performances, screenings of contemporary cinema, as well as musical presentations of different sorts will be among the other activities available to the public.
The previous edition, held on February, 2010, made the fair the best attended cultural event in the country, attended by over two million people, who acquired over 900.000 books.