The 23 April we celebrate the International Book Day, a date for beginning a period of Book Fairs, to encourage reading all over the world.
23 April is a symbolic date for world literature for around this date and in the same year of 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo. It is a date to encourage everyone, and in particular children and young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those who have contributed to the social and cultural progress of humanity.
The year 2012 also marks the 80th anniversary of the Index Translationum, an international bibliography of translation that was created in 1932. Nowadays, it provides more than 1,8 MM of references to a hundred of member states of UNESCO, in every discipline: literature, social science, exact science, art, history, etc.
celebrates this eve with their letters for children, that are translated to
several languages and that are appropriate to encourage children to discover
the pleasure of reading, in an amusing way through the letter box.
These days Book Fair takes place in Gijón, from 20 to 23 April, where taCarta has been assigned public space to give out the Letter Writing taCarta Workshops for children. In addition, you can purchase our letters in bookshops in the fair.
Visit our Letter Writing taCarta Workshops for children, on Saturday & Sunday, the 21 and 22, from 12:00 to 14:00 and from 17:30 to 19:30h, at Gijón Book Fair.
Excitement is back in your letter box!