The province accompanies the reading | The Book Strengthening Plan was announced

The province accompanies the reading | The Book Strengthening Plan was announced
The province accompanies the reading | The Book Strengthening Plan was announced

The Buenos Aires Cultural Institute announced the second edition of the Book and Reading Strengthening Plan, a proposal that promotes seven lines of action aimed at strengthening and supporting the publishing sector, authors and popular libraries. It aims at professional and trade training as well as the creation of fairs and festivals.

Firstly, they propose support for local book fairs, whether self-managed or municipal, through funds allocated to projects that generate this type of fundamental meetings for democratization, the promotion of reading and the stimulation of the cultural economy, where readers participate, as well as editors, booksellers, reading promoters, librarians, illustrators and writers. Self-managed Fairs can request the form in this email [email protected] Meanwhile, the municipal ones have to register through the culture area of ​​each locality.

On the other hand, it will be the second purchase of copies of the program from Buenos Aires publishers. The books are destined for Popular Libraries that are part of the provincial system and for non-conventional reading spaces in Buenos Aires territory. A purchase of 28,000 copies is planned from provincial publishers and national university publishers.

The third line will be the realization of the III Provincial Meeting of Popular Libraries, un space for reflection and exchange of the enormous movement of leaders, volunteers and professionals that make up those spaces. It seeks to build a common agenda, enhance the library system and networking to promote collective actions in each territory. As another action, the delivery of libraries will continue for each of the houses built by the Government of the province of Buenos Aires within the framework of Culture at Home.

In addition, it will take place in October Second Buenos Aires Poetry Festival, which aims to make visible the diversity and richness of the poetic production of the Province. For the second time, groups, projects and collectives linked to reading, writing, publishing and art in general will participate. Meanwhile, registration will soon open for the first edition of the Néstor Perlongher Poetry Contestwhich seeks to publicize and disseminate voices of contemporary poetry and promote the diverse expressions that build the identity of Buenos Aires.

Finally, the School of Booksellers, Editors and Fair Organizers. In this second Edition, 2,800 people registered in the first semester. These are training sessions aimed at the sector with the intention of providing concrete tools through teachers with extensive experience.

“The economic measures carried out by the national government impact not only the promotion of culture, but also thousands of workers in publishing houses, bookstores and fairs,” said Florencia Saintout, president of the Cultural Institute, and detailed: “in the face of this “In the Province we deepen our support for this sector, because we understand that books and reading are a right and an axis of our identity.”

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