The Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival announces a wide celebration of books and creativity

  • The region’s largest festival for children and young people will have the theme of “Creating Creativity” to illuminate creative passions and nurture young talents.

Sharjah: The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has announced that the 13th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) will be a 12-day event starting May 11. The theme was “Creating Creation”, which would be the biggest festival of its kind in the region. It will run until May 22 at the Expo Center in Sharjah.

A host of international writers and experts will lead diverse, inclusive activities, traveling to the younger generation to unleash their creativity, hone their skills and broaden their horizons.

Highlighting the importance of SCRF in the UAE’s cultural timetable, SBA Director, HE Ahmed Bin Rakad Al Amiri said: The international event reflects the vision of Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, a member of the High Council and Chairman of the High Council of the Rules of Sharjah, and the guidance of his wife, Sheikh Jawahar bint Mohammed Al-Qasimi, who is the Chairperson of the High Council for Family Affairs (SCFA). ), And focuses on creating creative and enlightened generations capable of leading their country’s development journey and achieving their goals.

He added: “Through SCRF, we are keen to provide a limited space for children to be educated, to discover their talents, to hone their skills and to discover their potential, because culturally “Development projects cannot succeed without the investment of the younger generation. Today, nations measure their value and status not by their wealth, but by the aspirations and talents of their young people.”

“In addition to expanding the creative horizons for children and young people, SCRF supports Sharjah’s efforts to promote regionally and internationally, particularly in the field of children’s literature publishing. Brings together to exchange knowledge and expertise, and at the same time, to identify the UAE’s advanced infrastructure and wealth of opportunities and services to expand its global broadcast markets, “the SBA director concluded.

Commenting on the popularity of the event, SCRF General Coordinator, Khula Al-Majini, said: At the same time provide valuable grounding. Knowledge in literature, science and art. Children also make new friends, buy new books and set their own goals during the festivities.

She added: “This year, the festival has designed the theme ‘Creating Creativity’ to provide space for children to create their own unique world without any restrictions. Through action and innovation, rediscover yourself and create your own realities. SCRF provides a platform to achieve this by ensuring that publishers participate in the Festival of Diversity and host creative and educational workshops for their entertainment and Exhibitions are on offer.

SCRF was established under the guidance of HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi and with the support of HH Sheikh Jawahar bint Muhammad Al Qasimi to create and maintain a culture of reading in the UAE.

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