This Sunday will be the closing of the 4th Book Fair, Santiago Rodríguez 2021, the most important cultural event in the province to promote reading. It was dedicated to Sabaneta native poet and writer, Esteban Torres Marte.
The exhibition of the best of the local and national intelligentsia decorated each space of the Ambrosio Echavarría room of the San Ignacio de Sabaneta city hall, from the night of Thursday, November 18, when the event was opened.
The purpose of the fair is to bring reading and exhibitions closer to the inhabitants and visitors, to unite the peoples through reading and to be a channel to perpetuate the culture of the province, cradle of the Restoration of the Republic.
The organizing committee of the fair highlighted the importance of promoting literary content created by their natives. At the fair seven new books were circulated.
The program included the development of conferences, talks and workshops, among which the workshop “How to develop imaginative and creative potentialities from reading”, by the Professor Orlando Reyes. Also, the conferences “The importance of organ donation in the Dominican Republic”, by Dr. Juana Sarita, and “Cultural values in our national symbols”, lectured by teacher Ramón Saba.
During the opening ceremony, in addition to the honored poet, the mayor of the Sabaneta municipality, Félix Marte; the teacher Dilmarys Cuello; Franklin Rodríguez who represented the governor of the province, Ivelis Almonte and Romeo Lantigua who represented the senator of the province, Antonio Marte.
The provincial director of Culture, Álvaro Caamaño and the director of the extension of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) in that province, Reyna Rodríguez, also attended the event.
The fair’s organizing committee is made up of Sobeyda Jumelles, Víctor Gómez, Yadira Rivas, William Estévez, Yenni Tineo, Víctor Peralta and the architect Ricardo González, among others.
The books that were circulated:
“From impossible to inevitable”, by Keila González Báez; “Ecos de la Sierra”, by William Yamil Estévez; “Autumn blizzard” and the second edition of “Three daily events”, by Ricardo González Quiñonez; as well as “Poemas citadinos” by Papo Fernández.
In addition, they were formally presented: “El nieto postizo”, by Juan Inirio; “The lunar warriors”, by José Ángel Moya, and “Whispers that roam the house”, by Faustino Medina.