The Book and Reading Festival will celebrate Elpidio Valdés’ 45th birthday next August 28 around La Maestranza Park in Old Havana.
The event, organized every year by the Cuban Book Institute, has prepared a program that will start at 10 am with the awarding of the Elpidio Valdes’ films characters costumes competition and the contest ¿Quién sabe más de Elpidio Valdés?, in which the participating children should answer ten questions about the popular Cuban mambi fighter animated character.
After this, the children project Sueños para contar will offer the show Elpidio Valdés and at 12:30 pm the National Edition Award Esteban Llorach, will present the book Diccionario de autores de la Literatura Cubana, by Ramón Luis Herrera and Mirtha Estupiñán, edited by Editorial Gente Nueva publishing house, very important title for a wide public, professors, specialists, writers, university students and readers in general.
Later, at 3:00 pm, the Festival moves to the garden of the Rubén Martínez Villena Library to present the interactive space Café Dulce, leading by Solida Ríos and with gusts Ivette Vian, Mildred Hernández and Karen, from the Títeres de Matanzas project.
The Festival will close at La Maestranza Park at 4:00 pm with an oral narration show with the participation of Gertrudis Ortiz, Nubelia Leyva and Dayana Deulofeo, and the performance of several clowns.