The 37th São Leopoldo Book Fair starts this Thursday (21st) and continues until October 1st. Various literary attractions, music, theater and dance are planned for different audiences of all ages.
The theme of this year’s fair is “A living city tells its stories”, referring to 200 years of a plural universe of peoples and ethnicities that formed the city of São Leopoldo. The official opening will be on Thursday, at 7pm, on the main stage.
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The event is held at Praça 20 de Setembro, known as Praça da Biblioteca. Opening hours are from 8am to 9pm. There will be a covered area in the living spaces, a space for reading books, bleachers and a food court.
The investment of R$3 million is planned for infrastructure, artistic presentations, transport and the star of the fair: the book. This edition increased with the expansion of the São Léo Mais Livros program. 30,000 book vouchers worth R$60.00 will be distributed to students, teachers, interns and employees of schools in the municipal education network.
The organizers of the Book Fair expect an audience of more than 50 thousand people; Among these, 30 thousand are students from 49 municipal schools. The program features 64 artistic presentations for school audiences, with eight performances daily.
The patron of the 2023 fair is Andrea Helena Petry Rahmeier – who was a teacher at the municipal school –, PhD in History, researcher and writer about immigration in Rio Grande do Sul and the period of the 2nd World War, focusing on relations between Brazil and Germany.
The honoree is Paulo Moreira, PhD in History, who was once a professor at the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), in São Leopoldo, and an employee of the Historical Archive of Rio Grande do Sul.
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Source: BdF Rio Grande do Sul
Editing: Marcelo Ferreira