Feria del Libro y Las Artes de Providence (Feria) returns on Saturday, October 1 at Providence Career and Technical Academy (PCTA). The popular Arts and Literary Festival, now in its third year, takes place during Hispanic Heritage Month.
Writers, visual artists, musicians, and dancers will gather at a one-day event for discussions, readings, book sales, and performances of Latino arts and culture. This year, Feria, an annual event founded by Providence Community Library, has merged with Feria Artisanal (the yearly Latin American Artisans’ Fair organized in collaboration with AS220) and features arts and crafts available for purchase. Feria has partnered also with the Providence Latin American Film Festival to offer a movie as part of the program. Feria will take place 9:30am-7:00pm. at PCTA, 41 Fricker Street, Providence. Entry is free.
A special forum, led by José Itzigsohn and Elvys Ruiz, will discuss Incorporación, Cultura e Identidad (Incorporation, Culture and Identity), reflecting on current immigration issues. The day concludes with a Providence Latin American Film Festival screening of Güeros (Mexico, 2015), directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.
Feria del Libro y Las Artes de Providence is presented by Providence Community Library and has been made possible through generous funding and support from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Providence Schools, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, and Sodexo.
For more information, including the full festival program and a downloadable flyer, visit www.provcomlib.org/feria2016.
Janet Kovach-Fuentes, firstname.lastname@example.org 860-550-0745; Carolina Briones, email@example.com, (401) 467-2700 x1608