FILBo 2022: These are the Events you Cannot Miss

After two years, FILBo 2022 is once again face-to-face. Here we recommend the unmissable events of one of the largest literary fairs in Latin America .

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Leer en español: FILBo 2022: Estos son los eventos que no te puedes perder

The Bogotá International Book Fair is one of the most recognized literary fairs throughout Latin America. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 versions had to be held virtually, but for the 2022 edition, which will take place from April 19 to May 2, the event will be in person at Corferias events center. Throughout more than 30 editions, FILBo has brought together hundreds of authors and people who work in the book industry from different parts of the world. Thus, each year there is a guest country and on this occasion, South Korea is the protagonist.

If you are thinking of attending, here is a list of events that you cannot miss.

FILBo 2022 Presidential Debate. Much More than Politics: Culture and Regions

Looking ahead to this year's presidential elections, this event looks strong. On Wednesday, April 20, from 1:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the José Asunción Silva Auditorium, a presidential debate will be held focused on culture and education, in which the candidates will present their proposals around these issues that are so important within the framework of the fair. Without a doubt, this will be a debate that will greatly define the direction that the elections take in the coming months.

Cartarescu in the First Person

Some of the FILBo events will take place in other cultural sites in the city. This is the case of Cărtărescu in the first person, which will take place on April 21 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM in the Modern Gym. The renowned Romanian author has been a guest of honor at FILBo for several years and has a special appreciation for Colombia, where a large part of his readers come from. In this talk with Enrique Redel, he will talk about his relationship with the Spanish edition by the Impedimenta publishing label, which has allowed Spanish-speaking people to get to know this author.

Lee Mon-Jae Talks with Andre Mejia

Lee Moon-Jae is one of the most important contemporary Korean poets. His poetry usually focuses on resistance to the current world and on the awakening of emotions, as well as on the transformation of civilization, specifically as regards ecology. In this event, he will chat with Andre Mejía, a Colombian novelist. The event will be held on Saturday, April 23 at the pavilion of the Guest of Honor Country – the Republic of Korea from 3:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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Art Workshop for Children with Hanoch Piven

Hanoch Ernesto Piven is an Israeli illustrator who uses mixed media and everyday objects to create unique pieces. In this workshop for children, Hanoch will teach how to explore materials to make a collage and exploit creativity. This event is in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel and will take place on April 23 at 11:00 AM

A Present Music

Julieta Venegas, the famous Mexican singer, will be in conversation with Chilean writer María José Navia and Colombian author Gloria Susana Esquivel. The three will be chatting about pop music and the way it is articulated in the culture. They will also explore the connection between music and literature, and their role as women in this symbiotic relationship.

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