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Léa LA, book fair in Los Angeles, celebrates Spanish-language literature

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The second edition of Léa LA is taking place in Los Angeles May 11 to May 13, 2012 at the Convention Center South Hall K, 10:00 am To 7:00 pm.

This event is a celebration of the Spanish language literature to encourage the reading of Spanish in a city with a strong Latino presence.

This year the book fair Léa LA, organized by University of Guadalajara (UdeG), is expected to host 70K visitors, a greater number than the thirty six thousand that attended in 2011.

A total of 180 authors and scholars will present; fifty of them represent Latin American countries. Some of hose writers are Sergio Ramírez, Mario Bellatin, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Élmer Mendoza, Francisco Martín Moreno, Enrique Krauze, Sanjuana Martínez, Carlos Ruiz Zafón y Jorge Zepeda. Nicaraguan Ernesto Cardenal, who yesterday received the Latin American Poetry Award 2012 Queen Sofía, will also be present.

Among the activities there are book presentations, conferences, plays, workshops, public readings. One of the most anticipated book presentations is J. M. Servin’s “Por amor al dolar” (For the love of the Dollar).

The artistic section of the event is at the Nokia Theater at LA Live, and includes three concerts with Golria Trevi, Los Tigres del Norte and los Valderrama, among others.