Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH — The Riyadh Worldwide E-book Honest 2023 wrapped up its 10-day run at King Saud College, marking a triumphant conclusion to the literary extravaganza.
With the theme “An Inspiring Vacation spot,” the truthful drew greater than one million guests from varied components of the Kingdom and past.
Oman was the visitor of honor for this 12 months’s version, including a novel cultural contact to the varied array of literary choices.
Dr. Mohammed Hassan Alwan, CEO of the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Fee, expressed his satisfaction with the huge turnout, which included writers, intellectuals, and audio system from varied fields.
The truthful’s success translated into a considerable enhance in income for collaborating publishing homes.
A complete of over 1,800 publishing homes from 32 international locations arrange 800 pavilions, showcasing a wealthy tapestry of literary works.
Alwan underscored the truthful’s achievement, aligning with previous successes, and solidifying its position as a cultural hub that fosters creativity and tradition amongst Arab and worldwide communities.
Attributing the success to the Nationwide Technique for Tradition, Alwan highlighted its objectives of enriching content material, reaching native and international audiences, encouraging studying, nurturing competitors, and elevating consciousness—all according to the Kingdom’s Imaginative and prescient 2030.
The truthful, spanning an space of over 55,000 sq. meters, featured cultural our bodies, establishments, and international publication homes displaying uncommon books, manuscripts, and work.
The intensive cultural program included over 200 occasions and actions, starting from interactive symposiums and poetry evenings to workshops in varied fields of information, theatrical performances of Saudi and worldwide performs, concert events, and a “e book speak” occasion internet hosting influential thinkers and authors.
In a noteworthy initiative, the truthful organized a kids’s competitors of poetry supply, offering younger members with the chance to learn poetry in entrance of an viewers and develop their poetry-writing abilities, fostering self-confidence and enhancing language skills.