Havana, October 9 (RHC)-- Some 300 delegates from 15 nations will attend in Havana the International Reading Congress 2014, from the 22nd to the 26th of October.
Writers, researchers, illustrators, editors and other professionals from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Venezuela and the United States, among other Latin American nations will join experts from countries in Europe.
The Congress was convened by the Cuban Committee of the International Organization of Books for Youth, and will be dedicated to the 160th anniversary of the birth of Cuban National hero Jose Marti.
As a writer, José Martí devoted great attention to the reading needs of children and youth.
The Congress will allow delegates from many countries in the world to take a close look at one of the very few nations in the world that has been able to wipe out illiteracy, as it promotes reading as an important aspect of human development.
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