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January 2020 2.00

The Fablas Reading Club of Fuerteventura celebrates its sixth anniversary

The Fablas Reading Club, promoted by the Culture Council of Fuerteventura's Cabildo with the Island Library centre, is celebrating in 2019 its sixth anniversary of promoting literature, reflexion and debate on books. Fablas, animated by the journalist and philologist Eloy Vera, was created in 2013 with the reading of tales from the Catalan writer Cristina Fernández Cubas, one of the best representatives of tale writing in Spanish. Since then, the 18 to 20 members have shared over fifty readings of authors from the Canaries, Mainland Spain and abroad. Fablas organises a yearly encounter of reading clubs from Fuerteventura, where they share readings and then meet with the author. Marta Sanz, Lara Moreno, Gabriela Ybarra, Pablo Gutiérrez, Aroa Moreno and Miguel Ángel Hernández have been invited to those encounters. Furthermore, members of Fablas actively participate in the literature circle called “El escritor y tú” (the writer and you) organised by the Culture department of Fuerteventura's Cabildo. For the past six years this club has brought to the island of Fuerteventura references in Spanish literature such as Almudena Grandes, Manuel Rivas, Maruja Torres, Elvira Lindo, Isaac Rosa, Andrés Neuman, Héctor Ruiz Facciolince, Ray Loriga, Juan José Millás, Manuel Vicent, David Trueba and Alexis Ravelo, amongst others. The Fablas Reading Club takes its name from the literature magazine that was created in December 1969 by the Majorero poet Domingo Velázquez. For ten years, he published articles of literature, theatre poetry and narration critics. The complete collection is available at the Island Library centre.