2017 FILEY book fair to feature English-language writers

FILEY in 2016. (PHOTO: FILEY handout)

For the first time in its six-year history, the International Readers’ Fair of Yucatán (FILEY) will feature a panel of English-language authors among its multitude of literary events.

From left, English-language authors van der Gracht, Lindholm and Kehoe. (PHOTOS: courtesy of authors)


For the first time, this year’s program will include English-language authors residing in Mérida presenting their works.

Marianne Kehoe, Linda Lindholm and Joanna van der Gracht de Rosado will participate in a bilingual panel, “Intercultural Writers in Yucatán – Escritoras Interculturales en Yucatán,” moderated by Dr. Michael K. Schuessler.

The three authors will discuss the importance of English language literature in a predominantly Spanish-speaking community. They will also read from their works and answer questions from the moderator and the audience.

This session will take place 8 p.m. Thursday March 16 in the Salon Uxmal 5.

FILEY’s opening ceremony is 6 p.m. Saturday March 11. It includes UADY officials and dignitaries representing Mexico, Yucatán and guest state Campeche and the People’s Republic of China. Cristina Rivera Garza will receive the José Emilio Pacheco Prize for Excellence in Literature.

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