The rich tradition of writers, poets and essayists has taken the literature of Villa Clara to the Cuban literary spotlight.
The investigator and folklorist Samuel Feijoo, Samuel Garcia Perez, Jorge Mañach and Juan Marinello are among the most illustrious names in the history of the local literature. The Capiro Editorial House has gained territory over other national editorial houses, giving artists the possibility of transcending their work. Annually, a new edition of the Literary Award Fundacion de la Ciudad calls writers from all over the island to participate in genres like journalism, novel, essay and poetry.
The International Book Fair, the cultural event that brings together the Villaclareño family and the most diverse audiences around literary genres, is held every year. This cultural event is considered the most significant event of the Cuban publishing movement. It began to be held in 1982, with a biennial cycle, and since 2000, it begins to be held annually. Each edition is dedicated to a writer and country different from the previous ones. This celebration also extends to the remaining provinces of the country.