Embassy Participation in the 2016 Book Fair

feriaThe 21st edition of the International Book Fair of La Paz had a special stamp for the United States Embassy. Two components characterized our participation in the most important Cultural Fair in La Paz.

With the co sponsorship of La Razón and TuKiosko we have launched the search for the Bolivian Super Hero of the Environment, through a national contest directed to talented young people and children to portray the Super Hero who will defend the environment of Bolivia. In response, we have found a great sensitivity of the children and young people who have sent very imaginative creations and full of messages.

At the same time, and as our second component for this year’s fair, and in a coordinated effort with Marvel we made possible the arrival of Brian M. Bendis, writer and artist of MARVEL – Spider Man and Avengers.  Our expert not only shared his knowledge and experience with comic book designers in Bolivia, but also participated in conferences, workshops and conversations with the Bolivian public.