During the next two weeks the Adeje council will be promoting the written word in many forms, as part of the XV Adeje Book and Comic Fair, with the main event taking place in the parking beside the Adeje School of Music and Dance, the EMMA, on Friday and Saturday, April 21st and 22nd.
“With this event we are working to create a space where, as well as underlining the importance of reading as a skill and tool, we are giving the many Adeje book shops a platform to sell books and the growing number of authors a change to meet the public and promote their latest works”, said the councillor responsible for heritage and libraries, Juan Desiderio Afonso Ruiz.
This year, as in 2016, there will be a dedicated section for non-Spanish authors. From 11am – 1pm on Saturday April 22nd the public can meet a number of English-language authors, as well as take part in a ‘chat’ on getting started, getting published, inspirations, etc. Some of the authors attending will be Gemma Metcalfe (‘Trust Me’), Rebecca Stone (‘How to Treat a Woman’) Richard and Nikki Atree (‘Nobody’s Poodle’ and ‘Somebody’s Doodle’), Susan Dehmel (‘Boris and Friends’), and Joe Cawley (‘More Ketchup than Salsa’ and ‘The Final Dollop’).
Spanish authors launching new works include ‘Pescadoras, marchantas o barqueras. Vendedoras de pescado en el sur de Tenerife’ by Marcos Brito, ‘El espejo del deportista. Refleja tus habilidades para disfrutar entrenando’ by Jorge Pastor, Fran Batista y Javier Elá, ‘Monólogos, biólogos y otras buenas piezas’ by Ramón Rodríguez Torres, ‘Diario de la felicidad compartida’ by José Juan Rivero and ‘El Timple. El tratado.Barniz: mito o realidad’ by David Sánchez León.
On April 21st there will also be a screening of a film, ‘El Recuerdo de Marníe’ at 5pm, and there will also be a session using TED talk guidelines with authors Covadonga García Fierro on women in contemporary literature, Alfredo Zizzi on publishing in a digital world, Alfredo López Pérez on poetry and social networks and Ramón Rodríguez on contemporary theatre – all these talks are in Spanish and will be on Saturday April 22nd from 7pm to 8pm in the EMMA auditorium.
Other borough activities will see storytelling in the Fañabe, Armeñime and Tijoco-La Hoya libraries, a talk by author Bruno Mesa on literature and photography in the Adeje library on April 18th and on April 23rd in the Adeje Cultural Centre a performance for all the family, ‘Danza contadas, cuentos danzados’ at 12 midday. The Piedra Redonda residents association will also host their annual poetry reading afternoon.
The councillor added that thanks were due to the participating shops, Nymeria Comics, Librería Bárbara, Editorial Bahai, C.C.P.C. Centro de la Cultura Popular Canaria, Librería Dagobah, Ifara Libros, Todo Hobby La Clave, Llanoazur Ediciones, Librarías Damián, Librería La Repro, Librería El Candil and Le Canarien Ediciones.