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2nd edition of Santurce Book Fair slated for Sunday

Included in the event’s calendar of activities are workshops, art stations, and readings of children’s and young people’s stories.

By The Star Staff

The second edition of the Santurce Book Fair will take place this Sunday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at El POP Santurce, 1116 Ponce de Leon Ave., a space that houses the Bajo Un Árbol de Carambola Bookstore and the Pulpo Bookstore.

Open to the general public, the cultural event organized by the book industry will have bookstores and publishers from different parts of the island that will offer their books for sale and a wide range of free activities for the whole family, which start every hour and extend throughout the day.

Participating in the event will be the University of Puerto Rico Press, the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture Press, Flamboyan Publishing, EDP Publishing, La Impresora, Riel Publishing, Letras Publishing House, Y no hay Luz, Areté Publishing, Gnomo Publishing, La Criba Publishing, Destellos Publishing, Alayubia Publishing, Casa Cuna Publishing, Book Stop Bookstore, Bajo un Arbol de Carambola Bookstore, Pulpo Bookstore and La Esquina Bookstore.

There will be a section dedicated to local comics, with the participation of Dias Comic, Les insu, La Arruga, Castorillo and Espanto Press. At the same time, the calendar of activities includes workshops, art stations, readings of children’s and young people’s stories, interaction with illustrators, book presentations, poetry readings and talks. Accompanying the event will be the stable of businesses of El Pop Santurce with coffee, art, vegan ice creams, music records, clothing, tattoos and more.

Children’s Activities

10 a.m.: Art workshop

11 a.m.: Reading of the short story “Tengo mucho sueño” by its author Laura Rexach

Noon: Violin Music Moment by the Puerto Rican School for Music 1 p.m.: Art workshop

2 p.m.: Quick portrait drawings. Illustrator Mya Pagán will be doing “speed portraits” so kids can join the book “Ellas: Historias de mujeres puertorriqueñas” (Them: Stories of Puerto Rican Women)

4 p.m.: Reading of a story for children and families “The Strange Visit” by Natalí Gaskins.

4:30 p.m.: Story reading and reflection for young people and families, “Cigarra” by Natalí Gaskins.

Adult Activities

2 p.m.: Presentation of “The Stickiest Region” by Luis B. Méndez del Nido

3 p.m.: Poetry reading by Vanessa Droz

1 p.m.: Presentation of “Univers@s in Brief: An Anthology of Micro-Stories by Puerto Rican Women Writers”

4:30 p.m.: Presentation of “While My Dog Sleeps” by Anita Rojas, “Days on Earth” by Hakeem Torres and “Saving Ants” by Kamila Rubero.

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