MADRID – More than 200 experts from different countries are expected to participate in the 6th International Spanish Language Congress, which will be held Oct. 20-23 in Panama City, organizers said.
The congress will address the challenges facing Spanish as a language and the state of the publishing industry.
“El español en el libro: del Atlantico al Mar del Sur” (Spanish in Books: From the Atlantic to the South Sea) will be the theme of the congress, which will be inaugurated by Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli and Spain’s King Juan Carlos.
Peruvian Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa, Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramirez and Panamanian writer Jorge Eduardo Ritter are also slated to take part in the opening ceremony.
Antonio Skarmeta, William Ospina, Laura Restrepo, Hector Abad Faciolince, Juan Villoro, Alonso Cueto, Abel Posse and Rosa Maria Britton are among the other authors expected to participate in the congress. EFE