Sharjah, UAE: Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), organisers of the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival (SCRF), will announce the author line-up and detailed programming agenda of the 12th edition of the globally renowned event on Wednesday, May 5, during a press conference, which will be taking place at the SBA headquarters in Sharjah at 8:45pm.
The Arab region’s largest literary festival dedicated to children and youth is organised under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and under the patronage of his wife, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) in Sharjah, and is scheduled to take place from May 19–29 at Expo Centre Sharjah, under the theme ‘For Your Imagination’.
At the press conference, HE Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of SBA, and Khoula Al Mujaini, General Coordinator of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, will share details of the festival’s 11-day programme agenda with members of the media and other attendees. This will include details of the seminars, panel discussions, creative and artistic workshops, the Sharjah Children’s Book Illustrations Exhibition, and other activities that will be featured during the 12th edition of SCRF. The organisers will also unveil names of renowned children’s authors, artists, publishers, and literary experts, who will be partaking in the upcoming festival.
The press conference will also see the participation of senior officials representing various government entities in Sharjah. The media, publishers, writers, intellectuals, cultural organisations, and children’s entities are encouraged to attend the event.
SCRF is one of the most important cultural events dedicated to children in the UAE and the Arab region. It has gone beyond being a book exhibition and developed into an integrated cultural platform that contributes to enriching the knowledge of visitors in a variety of fields including science and literature and garners the participation of organisations and entities dedicated to children.