The International Reading Seminar in Mexico City from November 11 to 14 brought together experts from Mexico, Colombia, Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, and the United Kingdom. The 14th edition of the meeting was held as part of the 29th International Children’s Book Fair (FILIJ).
Held under the theme of Reading Literature: When Adults and Children Come Together, the seminar sought to foster debate between promoters of reading, illustrators, writers, publishers, teachers, academics, and researchers eager to acquire new tools and techniques to encourage reading.
“Reading is perhaps one of the things that make us more human,” declared Laura Emilia Pacheco, general manager of Conaculta Publications. “Reading in any language means embracing the world, opening doors to not only knowledge, but also to pleasure, curiosity, creation, life itself, and the power to create ties between human beings.”
Organized by CANIEM—the Mexican Publishers Association—and Conaculta Publications, with the participation of Conaculta’s “Wings and Roots” program, the International Children’s Book Fair is considered to be the biggest of its kind in Latin America.