Monday, April 04, 2011

LéaLA, Los Angeles' first Spanish-language book fair

LéaLA (“ReadLA”) is Los Angeles city and county’s first-ever Spanish-language book fair. The three-day literary event will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center (Concourse Hall, 1201 South Figueroa St.) April 29 through May 1 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

LéaLA is organized by the University of Guadalajara and co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Public Library. The fair is expected to draw more than 10,000 people each day. More than 80 renowned Latin American authors and over 100 publishers will showcase their Spanish-language fiction and nonfiction. The event will also offer non-literary events including concerts at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live by Grammy-winning artists including Lupillo Rivera, Pedro Fernandez and Molotov.

A LéaLA-sponsored cultural seminar, “Icons, Patterns, Aesthetic and Social Control in the Management of the Collective Imagination,” will be held at the Richard J. Riordan Central Library (630 W. Fifth St.) on Thursday, April 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information about the seminar, please call 213-228-7125.