Sharjah Children's Reading Festival Commences

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 19 May 2021
Sharjah Children's Reading Festival Commences

Sharjah Children’s Reading festival is held each year under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and the patronage of his wife, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in the Emirate of Sharjah.

It is a cultural celebration attracting not only children, but extending the joy of learning to parents and adults in a family- friendly atmosphere presenting artistic and cultural workshops to enhance kid’s skills.

The Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) opens today, May 19, with safety and precautionary measures combating Covid-19.

More than 500 SCRF events and activities are lined up for the youth at the Expo Centre Sharjah until May 29 — from workshops and immersive storytelling sessions to meet-and-greet opportunities with famous authors from 15 countries and a wide collection of books to be showcased by 152 publishers.

Twenty-seven highly acclaimed authors are excited to meet the country’s young readers.

New York Times best-seller writer and illustrator Claudia Rueda, from Colombia, said: “When children discover the possibilities of reading surrounded by a playful and exploratory environment, and when that experience is shared by their adult caregivers, the book becomes an instrument of freedom and not an obligation.”

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