The organization of the 27th Provincial Book Fair presents a new challenge for the Secretary of State for Culture of Santa Cruz. After more than a year and a half of pandemic and a first experience of adaptation to virtuality, this 2021 edition is presented as a great opportunity to polish each and every one of the details in the organization, in order to deliver an exceeding proposal. In principle, Gabriela Luque, provincial director of Culture and one of the visible faces of the organization, advanced to South Time that “we still don’t have a defined grid, although there are some confirmations.” In this sense, he confirmed that the writers Juan Solá, Paula Bombara, Florencia Freijo and Selva Almada (see boxes) gave the present, the last being “the finishing touch,” according to Luque.
This year, the Provincial Book Fair will be held under the slogan “More than books, CULTURE”, in addition to the hashtag #FeriaVirtualYPresencial, this taken for granted to the duality of its modality. The official explained that “the participation of writers who are from outside, in this case Buenos Aires and CórdobaIt will be given through virtuality, although we will also have at least two face-to-face presentations, particularly by writers from Santa Cruz ”. These proposals will be made under strict protocol and with reduced capacity, explained the Director. “We will have presentations by Fabián Andrade, Cecilia Maldini and Verónica Lamberti, Marco Antonio Pane, La Rama magazine, Clau Bidegain and more confirmations are expected,” he said in relation to our writers.
On the other hand, it is worth mentioning that according to information from the cultural portfolio “the production of the multiple activities that are part of this virtual and face-to-face edition has already begun, which can be followed through virtual platforms and the channel of YouTube of the Secretary of State for Culture ”.
As highlighted by the organization, “as a strong number” the participation of the singer Camila Garay, who represented Santa Cruz in the last edition of The Argentine Voice. Although there are other musical shows confirmed from the Directorate of Culture, they explained that they will be announced in the remainder of the week.
Juan Solá He is a writer and screenwriter. Born in Between rivers in 1989. At a young age he settled in Chaco, where he studied and published his first book, Tales to share, at the age of ten. After having obtained numerous awards and recognitions in literary competitions nationwide, he moved to Buenos Aires to continue his training and dedicate himself fully to the world of letters as an editor and with the publication of his books Naranjo en fluo and Microalmas. Editor of the Gordo Tree seal and an LGBT + reference in the world of letters.
Paula Bombara is an Argentine writer and biochemist. In 2004 he left the exercise of his scientific profession to dedicate himself fully to writing and book production, focusing mainly on children and young people. She is usually invited to undergraduate and graduate teacher training spaces to reflect on the incidence of literature and the transmission of scientific knowledge in reading journeys within schooling. Also, as an author in conferences, seminars. He has written short essays and reflections on human rights, literature, and scientific culture.
María Florencia Freijo has a degree in Political Science and is specialized in gender perspective in the justice system from the University of Buenos Aires. Feminist and activist for Human Rights, legislative advisor and guest at various National Universities and the Media to address issues related to gender inequality and the role of women and men in the 21st century. She participated as a writer in the group of women who made the book “Women who transform, experiences that inspire”, of the Contemporary Foundation.
María Florencia Freijo
Selva Almada is a writer. His work is not only liked by those who buy his books, his texts are being translated into French, Portuguese and Italian. Selva left the career of social communication at the age of 20 and began to study literature. Then he published the short story books. Almada is considered one of the most important recent writers in Argentina and Latin America. His first novel, “The wind that devastates”, was praised by critics and called “novel of the year” by the magazine Ñ,? while her non-fiction chronicle “Dead Girls” consolidated her as a feminist writer and was a finalist for the Rodolfo Walsh Prize.