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South Korea the Guest of Honor at the
2022 Bogota International Book Fair (FILBO)

 

2022.04.04

 

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea and Colombia, Korea will be participating in the 2022 Bogota International Book Fair (FILBO) held from April 19 (Tue.) to May 2 (Mon.) as the guest of honor. The Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (KPIPA) will be introducing outstanding picture books of Korea through exhibitions at the fair.

 

Introduction of the Picture Book Exhibition

 

Exhibition theme: The Harmonious Voices
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In line with the topic of the guest of honor (Korea) “Coexistence,” we took “voices” as the keyword for the picture book exhibition, filling the exhibition with various voices in daily life such as children, animals, plants, and things.

 

Under the topic of “The Harmonious Voices,” visitors can meet 100 titles of Korean picture books classified into 5 sub-topics.
No. Sub-topic Number of Titles
1 Voices of Past and Present 18
2 Voices of Individuals and Society 21
3 Voices of Humans and Nature 22
4 Voices of Me and You 19
5 Voices of Fantasy and Reality 20

 

At the special exhibition, 15 picture books introducing Hanguel (Korean alphabet), 25 picture books translated into Spanish, the local language of Colombia, and 10 titles of author Baek Hee-Na will be exhibited.
No. Sub-topic Number of Titles
1 Hangul Picture Book in a World of Children 15
2 Korean Picture Books in Spanish 25
3 Doorway to the Marvellous (Baek Heena) 10

 

At the guest of honor hall, 4 Korean picture book authors – Kim Hyo-Eun, Park Yeon-Cheol, Lee Su-Ji, and Jung Jin-Ho – will be joining the visitors. Visitors can meet a total of 20 picture books at the exhibition of invited authors, 5 titles of each author’s books.
No. Sub-topic Number of Titles
1 A Community Made of Love (Kim Hyoeun) 5
2 The Power of Subversive Fantasy (Park Yeoncheol) 5
3 Speaking Volumes Without Words (Lee Suzy) 5
4 If We Change Our Perspectives (Jung Jinho) 5

 

On top of the picture book exhibitions, visitors can enjoy other various programs as well, including book talks with authors, seminars, and experience programs, joined by the invited authors.
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At the main stage of the guest of honor hall, book talks with authors, seminars, etc, will be held.
Type Topic Speaker Schedule
Seminar Introduction of the theme of the picture book exhibition Critic Kim Seo-Jung 4.20.(Wed.) 15:00~16:00
Seminar on Korean picture books Critic Kim Ji-Eun and 3 authors 4.24.(Sun.) 15:00~16:00
Book talk
with
the author
Book talk with author Lee Suzy Author Lee Suzy 4.21.(Thu.) 11:00~12:00
Book talk with author Park Yeon-Cheol Author Park Yeon-Cheol 4.22.(Fri.) 11:00~12:00
Book talk with author Kim Hyo-Eun Author Kim Hyo-Eun 4.23.(Sat.) 11:00~12:00
Book talk with author Jung Jin-Ho Author Jung Jin-Ho 4.24.(Sun.) 11:00~12:00

 

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At the picture book exhibition lounge, individual programs of authors, picture book reading sessions, etc, will be held.
No. Author Programs Schedule
1 Kim Hyo-Eun Drawing pictures after watching picture-book-based animation “I Am Subway” 4.21.(Thu.) 16:00~17:00
4.22.(Fri.) 14:00~15:00
2 Park Yeon-Cheol Making picture book TeruTeru using automata, the collaboration of science and art 4.23.(Sat.) 16:00~17:00
4.25.(Mon.) 14:00~15:00
3 Lee Suzy Making picture book Lines 4.22.(Fri.) 16:00~17:00
4.23.(Sat.) 14:00~15:00
4 Jung Jin-Ho Drawing with picture book Look Up! 4.21.(Thu.) 14:00~15:00
4.25.(Mon.) 16:00~17:00

 

We are preparing other entertaining programs on top of the above activities. Also, there will be export experts full-time during the exhibition for consultations on copyright export of exhibited books.
We will continue to make every endeavor to globalize K-books, participate in international book fairs, and increase copyright sales and exchanges.
For inquiries, please contact KPIPA’s Export Support Team.
E-mail: kbook@kpipa.or.kr

 

 


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