GUANAJUATO, Gto — For the first time in its seven-year history, the guests of honor to the International Readers’ Fair of Yucatán (FILEY) will be the state of Guanajuato and the University of that State (Universidad Autonoma de Guanajuato).
The announcement was made 10 months before the start of the seventh edition of the International Book Fair Yucatán 2018, that will take place from March 10 to 18 of next year at the Convention and Exhibition Center Yucatan Siglo XXI.
Dr. José de Jesús Williams, rector of the Autonomous University of Yucatán along with Rodolfo Cobos Argüeyes, FILEY’s General Director, officially invite Miguel Márquez Márquez, Governor of Guanajuato, and the Rector of the University of Guanajuato, Dr. Luis Felipe Guerrero Agripino.
Dr. José de Jesús Williams said that this kind invitation is the result of an intense cooperation between Querétaro and Yucatan, Southeast México, and obviously with the Autonomous University of Yucatán UADY.
During the event, the University of Guanajuato, the State’s Institute of Culture and the State’s Secretariat of Tourism will be featuring dozens of activities.
The International Readers’ Fair of Yucatán (FILEY) was founded by the “Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán” to celebrate its 90th anniversary, and currently represents one of the most important cultural spaces at international level.
So far, six editions have taken place, achieving a large success and great acceptance among the Yucatecan population. It should be noted that in the last edition there was an attendance of approximately 200,000 visitors.
The book fair is a festival that aims to become a point of reference for publishers, authors, academics and creators of diverse artistic manifestations, for them to promote reading, and other cultural expressions such as theater, music, dance and cinema, among others.
A characteristic component of each FILEY edition is to establish cooperative ties for cultural development among countries, states, cities and higher education institutions at national and international levels.