The origin of World Book Day dates back to the year 1923 in Catalonia when the writer Vicente Clavel Andrés proposed to the Cámara Oficial del Libro de Barcelona (Official Chamber of the Book of Barcelona) the celebration of this festivity. King Alfonso XIII of Spain approved it in 1926, leading to its first celebration on October 7th.
Internationally, the origin of World Book Day can be traced back to 1988 when it was promoted by UNESCO, and it began to be celebrated in 1989 in various countries. However, until 1995, seven years later, it was established during the UNESCO General Conference. The World Book Day would be celebrated on April 23th to pay tribute to literature and promote the reading habit among the population. This date was chosen in honor of three great writers who passed away on the same day: Miguel de Cervantes, William Shakespeare, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.
” Puro Cuento Festival” is excited to celebrate the entire book week with an exclusive and special variety of events and activities for all book lovers.
We will have:
Live Author Readings: Listen to some of your favorite authors reading their works live.
Writing Workshops: Learn from the best writers in the country how to improve your own writing.
Book Presentations: Discover new books and authors in book presentations.
Sale of Books from our Foundation: Find our books with stories from each project.
Activities for children: Keep the little ones entertained with special activities for children.
In addition to these traditional events, we will also offer some new reading promotion techniques, such as:
Virtual Reality: Enjoy immersive literary experiences with virtual reality (VR).
Book Clubs: Join a book club to discuss books with other literature lovers.
Literature and Storytelling Workshops: Provide tools for our audience and their stories.