From January 13 to 22, 2023, the University of Concepcion will host the Biobío International Book Fair (FILB), which is jointly organized with the regional government.
The event, which will take place within the framework of the summer school “Voices, Imaginations and Interruptions”, will bring the community together with more than one hundred exhibitors and nearly two hundred publishing houses, including book distributors, publishers and regional libraries. Nationally and internationally, on the fairgrounds that will be parallel to the central lawns of the Concepcion Campus in UdeC, between the Central Library and Plaza del Estudiante. The goal is to exceed 25 thousand people.
In parallel, there will be art performances, children’s activities, meetings for university publishers and public libraries, which include the Concepcion and Los Angeles campuses.
The recent winner of the National Prize for Literature, Hernán Rivera-Littler, will be responsible for the opening of this edition of the exhibition. In addition, among the authors and authors who have already confirmed, the names of Giulia Navarro, Jorge Volpe, Rosapetti Muñoz, Pablo Simonetti and Gabriel Salazar, among others, stand out.
The President of the University of Concepción, Dr. Carlos Saavedra Rubilar, highlighted all the institutions that participated with UdeC in organizing this event, in particular the Regional Government and the Guadalajara Book Fair. “We hope to welcome tens of thousands as it was this year with endless activities for family, children and lovers of literature”Certain.
The highest university body summoned “the color” that the 2022 edition brought it to UdeC Campus, as one of the first face-to-face activities after the most dangerous moments of the pandemic.
Likewise, he examined the historical significance of this type of event for the University of Concepción, in line with the book meetings organized by Gonzalo Rojas.
The Biobío International Book Fair has received funding from the regional government in the amount of $300 million. Governor Rodrigo Diaz appreciated the developments of this second edition, the fruit of “strategic alliance” Between the two institutions, the possibility of communicating culture in an environment “Family and very protected”.
This kind of event, revealed by political power, is essential to the growth of creative industries that allow “Diversification of the economy of the Biobío region is our potential”.
Moira Delano, Director of Institutional Relations for UdeC and Biobío International Book Fair, gave more details about the 2023 edition, that grows in all its dimensions.
Among all the activities, the director of the gallery highlighted in a special way the campaign for the donation of books that will allow to go to support the public library of Alto Biobio.
Over the next few weeks, the full list of guests and activities in the framework of the Biobío International Book Fair will be announced, the information of which will be available on the website https://www.filbiobio.cl/