Semi-virtual Book Fair of Panama will have the US as a guest

The international Fair of Book from Panama will be held from 19 al 22 from August next in semi-virtual versionIts organizers said this Friday after the holding of congresses, conventions and exhibitions was authorized for an improvement in the indicators of the coronavirus after a year of pandemic.

USA will be the guest country in this XVII edition of the International Book Fair of Panama (FIL 2021), organized by Panamanian Chamber of the Book (Capali), which this year brings like motto Read to dream“.

In the previous edition, the FIL from Panama It was “pioneer “ in its 100% virtual realization Y free, due to the physical distancing that the pandemic, that so far has caused 366,364 infections accumulated and 6,255 deaths, achieving a scope from 184,000 visits Y 1.4 million from interactions more than 50 countriesLa Capali pointed out.

It will be the second consecutive year in which the coexistence between readers will take place through the so-called “FIL -Salón 3D-“, in which it will be possible to interact digitally with the pavilions, bookstores, conferences and visitors.

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Also there will be a section with the plays from writers, to which the public may to access through the social media of the author, as well as a cultural program diverse that will be developed in digital salons, which will be baptized with the Name from Panamanian writers as a tribute to his literary contributions.

The cultural program includes literature tables, with a wide range of colloquia with national and international writers, who will debate literary and current issues, as well as forums on a dozen thematic axes such as poetry, education, science, gender, history, journalism, among others.

The organizers they said that by second year in a row the project is resumed #RumboALaFIL, which frames a series of activities prior to the fair and what will rotate around the concept from audience training for this one cultural event.

It is about making known to the public those elements that are part of the literary world and that are not always known to the public, such as literary awards, national bookstores, etc., explained the organizers.

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