XVI Feria del Libro de Adeje 2018

Updated 16 April: Adeje Ayuntamiento says that the council’s library department, under councillor Juan Desiderio Afonso Ruiz, has released details of this year’s Adeje Book & Comic Fair, to be held from 20-22 April in the car park of the Adeje School of Music and Dance.   This is the 16th year the council has hosted this event which works to promote locally based authors and encourage reading among everyone.

“Last year we included ‘Comic’ in the title and event and by doing so we were able to further promote the value and the fun in reading.  We also offer a space to booksellers, a platform for authors to promote new works and generate new relationships with books and the world of literature for the public”, commented Councillor Ruiz.

In recent years the council have invited locally based foreign writers to take part and last year, as a result of the fair, a group of English-language authors have formed a creative group dedicated to supporting and encouraging writing and publishing. According to author Joe Cawley (More Ketchup than Salsa) “the Adeje Book and Comic fair provides a great opportunity for local authors to talk with readers, promote their own work and provide advice and encouragement to those with a burning desire to write their own book”.

On Saturday 21 April many English-language authors will be on hand to meet and greet readers and take part in a round table discussion on self-publishing, the use of social media to promote work, and how authors need to separate fact from fiction in writing.  As well as Joe Cawley, other authors attending include Gemma Metcalfe, Lee Bullen, Richard Attree, Bradley Chermside and Helen Gilbert.

During the three day event four new Spanish books will be launched , there will be a number of exhibitions and a talk given by Adeje writer Covadonga González Fierro on Sunday 23 April in the Canarian library at 6pm.  For children there will be story-telling sessions and visual shows, a workshop on the whistling language of La Gomera and musical performances throughout the weekend.

Original post 3 April: Adeje Ayuntamiento has announced its annual Feria del Libro will be between 10am and 2pm from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 April at the car park to the side of Adeje School of Music in the Las Torres area of town. Since 2016, the council has invited English language authors to participate, a part of the book fair that has proven to be very popular, with writers from around the island meeting the public, and answering questions while presenting and selling their books. This year, the encounter will be between 11am and 1pm. The council’s Clio O’Flynn says that there are authors (published and budding) already committed to taking part, but that the fair is always delighted to welcome more – contact Englishtime@adeje.es for more information.


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  1. Janet, on Saturday from 11 to 1pm there will be a dedicated space for English language writers – so come along and meet them – and from 12 noon to 1pm I will host a live chat / interview session with the authors, asking them to outline how they write, their inspiration, writing in English while living in Spain, and getting published, the ups and downs. This will be an open forum and all are welcome to attend and ask questions.

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