Actor to join author and screenwriter Ahmed Mourad in a panel discussion at Expo Centre Sharjah on November 12.
Hundreds of Moscow residents flocked to an open-air book fair in Red Square though some publishing houses opted to stay away as city authorities keep most coronavirus restrictions in place.
EPA showcased 10,000 books with 400 titles by 30 Emirati publishers, while at the inaugural edition of Saudi Arabia's Eastern Region Book Fair, it showcased 7,087 books across 378 titles by 40 Emirati publishers at its pavilion until March 11.
During the three-day London Book Fair, MBRF’s pavilion witnessed numerous visitors, along with organising a series of knowledge activities and events that included dialogue sessions, workshops and student meetings.
Among the denominated "illuminated" manuscripts brought to Abu Dhabi, where illustrations predominate, is the "Atlas Miller," a set of maps of the discoveries made by Portugal in 1519. The Australian coasts are shown for the first time.
As a vital learning resource, books play a crucial role in nourishing children’s imagination, and developing language and critical thinking skills, said Bodour, while speaking at the session titled, “Closing the gap: Why access to books matters for children around the world.”
The largest book fair in the region and the one of the top three in the world is gearing up to welcome a host of Spanish publishers and authors to Sharjah for a milestone edition of SIBF
This meeting marked Sheikha Bodour’s first official engagement since she was conferred her new position at IPA. At the meeting, she stressed that challenges and opportunities in the Arab publishing landscape will remain key points on IPA agenda for the next couple of years.
The 40th Sharjah International Book Fair’s platform engages largest number of publishers and agents with networking, matchmaking and other business interests this year.
In her keynote address at the fair’s Professional Publishers Programme, Sheikha Bodour commended its focus on translations which, she said, can play a key role in boosting global collaboration between publishers and within the arger publishing ecosystem.