Border Book Festival: leer es vivir…to read is to live

This is the website for the Border Book Festival held each year in Mesilla, New Mexico. The slogan for the festival is leer es vivir…to read is to live. The site describes the festival:

The Border Book Festival, Inc., (BBF) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1995 by a group of writers, artists and community people committed to celebrating literature and the art of story in the southern United States–Northern México border region. We began as the Border Book Festival, what we imagined then would be a one-day book fair. Since then we have grown into a major literary festival, founder of The Cultural Center de Mesilla. We believe that literature and the arts can bridge the many boundaries–racial, ethnic, generational, cultural, socio-economic, and gender-based–that divide our community. Ours is a grass roots organization that impacts its community by offering programs that are blueprints of positive communication, interaction and connection between people in our borderland region.

The lively, colorful website is regularly updated and maintained by volunteers and organizers from Border Book Festival, Inc. It contains links to information about past and upcoming festivals, the community, writers and artists, the history of the festival, books for sale, how to help and contact information for the festival. There is also lots of information about literary and artistic events in the area.

Published in: on December 1, 2007 at 7:30 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. I like the lema, Leer es Vivir. I think I invented another one, Leer Es Poder. I even got the domain name. I have two pages that might be of interest there. They deal with parents getting their kids to keep the language. One is in Spanish and the other in English. They are: How to Get your Kids to Speak Your Language and Como lograr que sus Hijos hablen su idioma>

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