¡DING! A party full of books arrives in CECUT where there will be a screening of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial!

This science fiction literary celebration in CECUT is ready to attract young readers and entire families

Centro Cultural Tijuana invites families, young readers, and literature fans to this book party where they'll immerse themselves into a world of science fiction and fantasy.

This week, Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT) inaugurated a new edition of the "¡DING! Una fiesta hecha de libros Vol. III" event. Comic book writer Bernardo Fernández, also known as "Bef", and illustrator Juan Gedovius were the godfathers of this literary celebration.

This event is currently open from 11 AM to 8 PM until Sunday, April 21 and it is located at the CECUT terrace, which has been decorated and labeled with several different names to make your stay much more entertaining. Among these there's the "Restaurant at the End of the World" and the "Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy" reading room.

This book festival is meant for and dedicated to children, but also first-time readers, people who could be 7 or 60 years old who are reading for the first time. One of the main goals of this event, according to Bernardo Fernández, is to promote the vice of literature.

During the press conference of “¡DING! Una fiesta hecha de libros, Vol. III", a conversation regarding the need to make children and new readers get closer to this type of spaces took place. in which Luis Arturo Salmerón, Irene Andrade, Bernardo Fernández BEF, Juan Gedovius, María Benítez, and Jorge Estrada all participated.

At the beginning of this event, the Director of CECUT, Dr. Vianka R. Santana said the following welcoming words:

This is a project that has been made for young audiences and children, but also the idea is to attract people from other generations. We know that it will be fun and instructive. We are expecting not only young people and children, but families and literature teachers, Spanish teachers, so that they don't have to make their students read the same books over and over again. We hope that they read about topics that interest them, because to become a reader, we have to start reading what we like.

That's why, “¡DING! Una fiesta hecha de libros, Vol. III” is looking to make whole families come here and learn a little bit more about the popular science fiction genre, not only through written stories, but through pictures, images, and the creativity of every book cover.

In addition, at this event, there will be the opportunity to meet writers, workshop teachers, illustrators, and artists, which can make a child, young person, or person interested find greater motivation when asking questions, having doubts answered, and can even help them get inspired by the literary work of each guest.

Complete program of ¡DING! Una fiesta hecha de libros Vol. III

At this literary event focused on science fiction, fantasy, spaceships, and aliens, there will be a wide variety of options to enjoy with your family from workshops to create comic books, paper models, androids, and cyborgs to book presentations, talks, and a musical performance that will close the program of activities. One and a half hours after this event ends, there will be a screening of the movie "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" at the CECUT terrace.

This literary adventure with an out of this world atmosphere began on Thursday, but it will be open until Sunday, April 21 and admission will be completely free. In addition, there will be several different bookshop stands, gastronomic offers, and sale of artistic and cultural products.

Presentations and workshops by the aforementioned authors


Book presentation: Tiempos canallas
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Place: “El restaurante del fin del mundo” Forum
By: Jaime Alfonso Sandoval

Book presentation and workshop: De la literatura al arte El principito
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Place: “Guía del autoestopista galáctico” reading room
By: Giovanna Perales

Musical performance: Cyber Vedette
Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Place: “El restaurante del fin del mundo” Forum


Robot, Android, and Cyborg Workshop
Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Place: “Guía del autoestopista galáctico” reading room
By: Nelly Cantú

Editorial presentation: Distrito Manga
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Place: “El restaurante del fin del mundo” Forum
By: Amanda Lucía Calderón Ávila, editor of Penguin Random House

Musical performance: Marte Trismegisto
Time: 8:00pm
Place: “El restaurante del fin del mundo” Forum


Book presentation: “Jack el cazagigantes”
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Place: “El restaurante del fin del mundo” Forum
By: Juan Gedovius

Book presentation: “3 deseos: Un cuento de hadas punk”
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Place: “El restaurante del fin del mundo” Forum
By: BEF y Pepe Rojo

Click here to learn about this event's complete lineup:

If you are a young person, adult, or parent thinking about getting involved in literature and spread the joy of reading to other people, you cannot miss all the activities that will take place this weekend at CECUT, another step so that literature is promoted all over Earth.

More information

Website: Centro Cultural Tijuana
Facebook: Centro Cultural Tijuana - CECUT
Instagram: CECUT. Centro Cultural Tijuana


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