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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

ROSARITO BEACH - Grand Baja Resort Offers 30% Discount To Book Festival Goers!

The Baja Book Festival www.bajabookfestival.com with wine, food, art and more, is excited to announce that The Grand Baja Resort -- just two minutes away from Joanna Jones Galeria, site of the event -- is offering a 30 percent discount to festival attendees who call for reservations! For more info, visit the website, go to the blog and click on Grand Baja Resort!

In addition, the famous Huichol indigenous people will be present at the event on Saturday, October 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the galllery, kilometer 47.6 on the free road in Cantamar. The event is free and open to the public.

The Huichol or Wixaritari emanate from western central Mexico, living in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range in the Mexican states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Zacatecas and Durango. At the book event – which also features art, wine, food and more – the Huichols will be represented by Sauleme and possibly the grandfather Zitakame, who is the wise elder of his village in Tepic. The craftsmanship of the Huichol includes embroidery, beadwork, sombreros (hats), archery equipment, prayer arrows, and weaving, as well as "cuchuries," woven or embroidered bags. The Huichols will join other artists and craftspeople at the festival.

Currently, nearly 20 authors are slated to be at the Book Festival, which is being sponsored by the Baja California Secretary of Tourism, The Baja Times, Rosarito Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau and Baja Bound Mexican insurance. Additionally, other sponsors and exhibitors have thrown their support to the cultural and arts event, including the Grand Baja Resort (which is offering deep discounts on accommodations), the Baja Goodlife Club, Serena/Red Cross, Caffe Sospeso, Bajamar Oceanfront Resort and Golf Course, Ocean’s Flavor salt, and others. The Rosarito Friends of the Library is hosting the Magical Children’s Reading Room, that will provide story-telling and readings for the younger generation. For more information, visit www.bajabookfestival.com (where, by the way, you can listen to music played by The Baja Times’ own writer and author of Hooked on Baja, Tom Gatch) or visit Joanna Jones Galeria on Fridays-Sundays.