Alonso wrote on Twitter echoing the hashtag #LeerEsCrecer (‘reading is growing’) and forwarded the ‘congratulations to the founders, writers, editors and other workers of the book system in the country.’
The celebration of the institute’s anniversary contemplates a wide range of activities on Tuesday, including the presentation of a book on Universal History, by Eduardo Torres Cuevas, and a concert by Ireno Garcia with musicalized poems written by Eliseo Diego.
The People and Places of Havana event, with the participation of Casa de las Americas President Abel Prieto, is a highlight in the program of virtual activities, as well as the presentation of an audiovisual material on the achievements of the Cuban Book Institute in more than five decades.
After seven days of events, the closing activity will provide the opportunity to exchange with the managers of the publishing houses through the social networks associated with the Institute and its publishers so as to learn about the challenges and projections.
Recommendations on Cuban and universal literature stand out in this celebration, which promotes reading as a means of entertainment and knowledge, and which precisely has managed this year to resume leading roles within the cultural scene.
The ‘Stay at Home and Read’ campaign, which was accompanied by illustrations by renowned visual artists, and home sales strategies by bookstores across the country also stand out.