Join us March 7th-10th, 2024 for the First Tampa International Book Fair!

Thursday, march 7th

OPENING CEREMONY, CASH BAR & TAPA*

    1. Words of welcome and reading of lector from Mayor Castor
    2. Words about José Martí by Gabriel Cartaya and the cigar factory reader (El Lector) by Judge Emiliano Salcines, Jr.
    3. Words about the only known female cigar factory reader, Puerto Rican author and activist Luisa Capetillo-Dr. Kenya C. Dworkin y Méndez
    4. Performance by Lectores (Readers)  “at a Cigar Factory” (James López & Grettel Sánchez) (with participation by cigar factory owners, cigar rollers, and readings by guest authors/poets)
    5. Ribbon-cutting ceremony

Cantina Cash Bar & Tapas* –  @6:00 pm- 7:45pm

*Tapas from the West Tampa Sandwich Shop

CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS & CASH BAR

  1. Dance presentation
  2. Medley of Latin American songs presented by Tampa’s Wattaka Choir
  3. Poetry readings in honor of International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2024
  4. A bit more information about the Fair, the events of Saturday & Sunday, & acknowledgment of and gratitude expressed to the fair’s sponsors
  5. Invitation to Saturday’s and Sunday’s activities.

Cantina Cash Bar –  @8:00 pm- 9:45pm

friday, march 8th

OPENING OF THE YBORÍN CHILDREN’S PAVILION

EVENING CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

 “Women and their literary work: importance and impact”

  • Round table
  • Readings

Saturday, march 9th

PANELS – INVITED AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS (IN PERSON)

PANELS – INVITED AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS (IN PERSON)

OPENING OF THE YBORÍN CHILDREN’S PAVILION

BOOK STALLS OPEN FOR SALES

PANELS – INVITED AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS (IN PERSON)

PANELS – INVITED AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS (VIRTUAL)

LUNCH - Time: 12:40pm – 1:50pm

PANELS – INVITED AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS (IN PERSON)

PANELS – INVITED AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS (VIRTUAL)

END OF DAY

sunday, march 10th

PANELS – INVITED AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS (IN PERSON)

PANELS – INVITED AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS (IN PERSON)

OPENING OF THE YBORÍN CHILDREN’S PAVILION

BOOK STALLS OPEN FOR SALES

PANELS – INVITED AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS (IN PERSON)

PANELS – INVITED AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS (VIRTUAL)

LUNCH - Time: 12:45pm – 2:00pm

PANELS – INVITED AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS (IN PERSON)

PANELS – INVITED AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS (VIRTUAL)

CLOSING SESSION

Announcement of Tampa International Book Fair 2025