The gesture reflects the Sharjah Ruler’s keenness to promote locally-produced literature within the UAE’s book industry by supporting Emirati writers and intellectuals, and ultimately enhancing their presence in libraries.
As part of its continuous efforts to nurture the talents of Emirati illustrators, the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has organised a 12-day arts production workshop at its headquarters. The training they receive at this workshop will enable the artists to qualify for participation at the upcoming Bologna International Children’s Book Fair in April 2020, where Sharjah has been invited to be the Guest of Honour.
As part of its ongoing efforts to enhance cooperation, Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) is taking part in the 35th edition of the Tunis International Book Fair, that is taking place, under the theme, ‘We read to live twice’.
Filipinos in Sharjah and the neighbouring emirates gathered together at the Expo Centre Sharjah to celebrate the third edition of the Kabayan Cultural Day organised by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) 2019.
The conference, part of the Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 activities, took place in the presence of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) will be hosting the first Emirati Book Fair from May 26–28 at the SBA headquarters. The cultural event has been conceptualised in line with the directives of Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi to annually mark May 26 as Emirati Writer’s Day.
Sharjah was named a "Child Friendly City" by Unicef in May 2018 in recognition of its outstanding efforts and accomplishments in the protection and promotion of children's rights.
The second day of the Emirati Book Fair (EBF 2019), organised by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) in cooperation with Emirates Writers Union, witnessed a panel discussion titled ‘The Emirati Novel Today’, which laid the experiences of Emirati female authors.
With 160 Emirati authors signing their works for their fans and book lovers on Monday, the first edition of the Emirati Book Fair (EBF 2019) has set a national and regional record for bringing the largest number of local authors under one roof for a book signing event.