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Lorenzo Silva and Noemí Trujillo will open the Mérida Book Fair next Wednesday

Lorenzo Silva and Noemi Trujillo. / TODAY

Luis Landero, Isaac Rosa, Carmen Posadas and Antonio Pampliega will also visit the city.


The presentation of the book ‘The forge of a rebel’ by Lorenzo Silva and Noemí Trujillo will open the XLI Merida Book Fair next Wednesday, May 4, at 9:00 p.m.

The contest will take place until May 8 in the Temple of Diana for the third consecutive edition, although this year as a novelty it will also incorporate complementary spaces such as the Forum of the Portico for the development of children’s activities, workshops, storytelling, and initiatives to promote of older people reading.

Thus, what will be the first Mérida Book Fair without masks after the pandemic, will include more than 50 literary presentations by authors, as well as cultural and musical activities for all audiences, talks and children’s workshops.

In addition, this 2022 the activities of the fair with the educational centers are resumed, in such a way that more than a hundred children will participate in a tour of the contest and in workshops and storytelling.


The booths will open on Wednesday the 4th at 5:30 p.m. and until the end of the program, around 11:30 p.m. to facilitate the rest of the neighbors and participating booksellers. On May 5, 6, 7 and 8, the hours are extended from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. until the end of the program.

This was explained in this way at a press conference this Friday in Mérida by the municipal delegate for Culture of the consistory, Silvia Fernández, who highlighted the tourist factor and “consumption of culture” that favors the Book Fair of the capital of Extremadura, and has invited citizens to visit it because “culture rises by consuming culture”, and to also contribute to improving the “pockets” of the sector after the pandemic.


Likewise, this year the surroundings of the Temple of Diana are completed with the ‘Writers’ Corner’, a space enabled within said temple to house writers’ signatures.

Also, in all cases at 9:00 p.m., after the presentation on Wednesday 4 of ‘La forja de una rebel’ by Lorenzo Silva and Noemí Trujillo; on Thursday the 5th it will be the turn of ‘Una historia ridiculous’ by Luis Landero from Extremadura; Friday the 6th of the book ‘Safe Place’ by Isaac Rosa; On Saturday the 7th, ‘Flores para Ariana’ by Antonio Pampliega will be presented.

Already on Sunday the 8th (in this case at 8:00 p.m.), Carmen Posadas will present her book ‘The legend of La Peregrina’, with which the presentations of this edition of the fair will close.

It should be noted that all evening author presentations will be delivered by colleagues from the media.

For its part, in the turn of musical performances, at 10:15 p.m. in the Temple of Diana on the 4th there will be a concert by La Barca; on the 5th another one by Sergio Cepeda; on the 6th the musical show ‘Listening between the lines’; on the 7th, Luis Pastor will perform; and on the 8th the program will close with a Quijote Tango concert.

In addition, the group from Mérida of the Folkloric and Cultural Association Nuestra Señora de la Antigua will perform on Saturday the 7th at 11:00.

During the contest there will also be presentations by children’s and youth authors, including Antonio Lorente (on Friday the 6th at 7:30 p.m.) and Martina D’Antiochia (on Sunday the 8th at 12:00 p.m.); in addition to the ‘Inclusion Man’ workshop by Full Inclusion Montijo.

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