Creating readers

The pleasure of reading

You'll never be a writer

if you don't read voraciously

Mayra Montero

FIL Guadalajara's The Pleasure of Reading program is the ideal forum that brings together the two fundamental parts of the reading experience: writers and readers.

Writers and intellectuals come together with a public interested in learning about how they became readers. Poets, narrators, short story writers and lovers of literature talk freely and relaxed about their experience as readers, about the books that have accompanied them throughout their lives, their reading habits… in sum, their literary loves and fears. Reading is desacralized and the speaker becomes a confidant and a guide for this broad segment of the population that feels lost in the literary world.

The Pleasure of Reading is, most of all, a program to encourage reading that attempts to extend the love of books to a public that year after year comes to FIL. Over 150 people have taken part of this forum since it was created  sixteen years ago.

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For further information contact:

Coordinator of Young Adult Programming, Daniela Ascencio at the phone number (52 33) 3810-0331, ext. 937