Mayor Renan Barrera at FILEY 2015 (photo: google)

The Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY) for its 90th anniversary magnified its mission for local education; they proposed to increase the yucatecan´s reading taste.

The main vision for reading was to improve the local understanding on social reality and environmental changes; as a result, they created the FILEY (Feria Internacional de La Lectura en Yucatán) on March 2012.

The FILEY director, Rafael Morcillo Lopez, reported a 98% improvement for the books on the 2015 edition, it is currently taking place from 7-15 March.

On an interview with Notimex, Morcillo Lopez informed the participation from 143 individuals between editors, sellers and producers of several texts. The exposers are all related to the reading industry in Mexico and other countries, he said.

Between the participants the FILEY hope to count with the presence of the Comisión Nacional de Libros de Texto Gratuitos (Conaliteg) from the federal government, which will release several texts that have been edited in different indigenous dialects.

Mayor Renan Barrera at FILEY 2015 (photo: google)
Mayor Renan Barrera at FILEY 2015 (photo: google)

There are also around 30 exposers from informative media like magazines, newspapers, etc.

The FILEY is taking place at the Centro de Convenciones Siglo XXI, specifically at the Chichen Itza hall; at the hall there is a small space dedicated to the yucatecan writer, Juan Garcia Ponce, with several shops and activities.

On this edition, the guest of honor will be the Distrito Federal, as a result, the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) and the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Conaculta) will send their proper representatives.

Rolando Zapata en FILEY
Governor Rolando Zapata inaugurating FILEY 2015


“Totally we will have more than 1,300 events at the nine days fair, we hope more than 14,000 students and 100,000 people will be attending his fair and participating in the several activities we have prepared.“ Morcillo Lopez concluded.