HomeNueva EspartaThe 19th edition of Filven opens in Nueva Esparta

The 19th edition of Filven opens in Nueva Esparta

Until Sunday, June 16, neo-Spartans will have the opportunity to participate in the exhibition and cultural activities

The nineteenth edition of the Venezuelan International Book Fair (Filven) has already opened its doors to the public in the cities of Juan Griego and La Asunción to provide neo-Spartans with an exhibition of books from more than 25 publishers and a wide range of activities. cultural.

The inauguration took place from the Francisco Larez Granado Cultural Complex, in the city of Juan Griego, Marcano municipality by Mayor Yul Armas, together with the director of the Ministry of Culture in the island entity, Héctor Casanova; the writer honored at the national level, Armando Carías; and the regional honorees José Elías “Chelías” Villarroel and Pedro “Perucho” Aguirre.

“We will have a diverse program of literary activities, in Juan Griego and La Asunción, with presentations of books in paper and digital format, a pavilion for boys and girls, conversations, workshops, conferences, as well as cultural presentations from the different platforms that make up the Ministry of Culture,” said Casanova.

Reading brings us together

For his part, teacher Armando Carías, one of those honored in this edition of Filven, highlighted the importance of promoting reading.

“I have toured several states of the country, claiming the motto that calls us to reconnect not only with the book but with the physical and intellectual action of reading. The book is the trigger of an emotional intellectual process that links us with the culture, with the regional values, in this case, how wonderful to have the Burriquitas, to have the popular singers, to have the popular poets of the state of Nueva Esparta," said Carías.

Filven opened his book exhibition in Juan Griego and La Asunción

A centenary honored

The city of Juan Griego dresses up to receive the Filven for the first time, which also pays tribute to one of his notable sons, Chelías Villarroel, as reported by Mayor Yul Armas.

“Chelías Villarroel is one of the prides of this town. 100 years of glory, 100 years of history, 100 years of singing, and from the municipality's mayor's office we have given him all the support and all the love, because it is an honor to have him alive and share with him, his family and the entire town the beauty of our culture,” said Armas.

Filven will be open to the public until next Sunday, June 16, where the island population will have the opportunity to meet around books and reading and, at the same time, share in a wide variety of cultural activities.

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