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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – This Thursday officially starts the fifteenth edition of the International Book Fair 2014 in Costa Rica which will open its doors to the public on Friday, August 22 and runs through August 31.

    The fair, which will be dedicated to Don Alberto Cañas Escalante as a tribute to his career and contribution to Costa Rican literature, and will have the participation of journalist and writer Jennie Smith, environmental specialist who wrote the book Stolen World, which is about the illegal trafficking of wild animals. She will have several presentations and workshops. But that’s not all! The program of the fair includes over 100 activities throughout the ten days of the Fair.

    North American writers residing in the country will also be highlighted, to emphasize the importance of the relationship between the United States and Costa Rica and to honor those authors who chose Costa Rica as their home.

    The official opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, August 21, at 2 pm, with the presence of the President of the Republic, Luis Guillermo Solís; Minister of Culture and Youth, Jose Alfredo Chavarria; President of the House of Books, Luis Bernal Montes de Oca; Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of the United States, Gonzalo R. Gallegos and director of the Center for Artistic and Cultural Production MCJ, Inti Picado.

    The Fair will be open from August 22 – 31, from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Old Customs and admission is free. Join in on this grand cultural affair!

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose, Costa Rica

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