Sharjah to host virtual reading festival next month

The online extravaganza will take place between May 27 and June 5

Sharjah to host virtual reading festival next month

Sharjah is set to host a virtual reading festival next month to encourage people to enrich their cultural knowledge even when they are home-bound.

The Sharjah Virtual Reading Festival (SRVF), which will take place between May 27 and June 5, will see acclaimed authors from across the globe host creative cultural, literary and poetry sessions and workshops.

SVRF will target members of different age groups and nationalities, and feature celebrated Arab and foreign authors.

Further details of the ten-day extravaganza will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority, said, “Now more than ever, the role of culture, books and reading becomes more central to our lives.

“The festival has been designed to have a far-reaching impact on the creation of creative societies in line with Sharjah’s cultural project, as knowledge and reading are key to the advancement of nations.”

He added, “The Sharjah Virtual Reading Festival offers a unique digital platform for intellectuals and creative minds from around the world to connect remotely, celebrate the full diversity of humanity’s cultural expressions, and share experiences and knowledge, even as the world works to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.”

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