Feria’s keynote speaker is Mercedes Guzmán, international author and presenter, who will talk about her book, El Niño Olvidado (The Forgotten Child). Other writers attending Feria include Rhode Island author Alvaro Espino and Edgar Smith from New York. Acclaimed Colombian photographer Daniel Ochoa Vidal will fly to the U.S. to give a talk entitled La fotografía, el Cuerpo y el Espacio (Photography, Body and Space) and exhibit his work. Talented local poet Sussy Santana will direct Feria Artesanal. Folklore dance presentations include Ballet Guadalupano (Mexico), Los Cibaeños (Dominican Republic), and Cacica Dulima (Colombia).
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.
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