The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) is holding a press conference tomorrow (Monday, October 19), to unveil the details of the 39th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF). The press conference will be broadcast live, via the Zoom platform, detailing the fair’s multifaceted programming as the annual cultural event moves into an exceptional format this year amid the challenges imposed by (COVID-19).
Under the theme, ‘The World Reads from Sharjah’, the 39th edition of SIBF will be held from 4 to 14 November 2020 in a unique online-offline hybrid programming for the first time in its history.
Senior officials attending and participating at press conference include His Excellency Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police; HE Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of SBA; HE Abdulaziz Tarim, Director General of Etisalat in the Northern Emirates and Advisor to the CEO; and HE Mohammed Hassan Khalaf, Director General of Sharjah Broadcasting Authority; in addition to several other top public and cultural dignitaries.
At the press conference, which will begin broadcasting live at 10:30 am tomorrow, HE Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, will share the detailed itinerary of SIBF 2020’s programme of cultural and literary activities, as well as announce the prominent cultural and intellectual personalities from around the world headlining the 11-day cultural celebration this year.
SIBF’s cultural programme adopts a fully digital format in its 39th edition while hundreds of Arab and international publishers will make a physical appearance at Expo Centre Sharjah to enable book lovers across the nation enjoy the in-person experience of sifting through and buying books.
Representatives of the media, publishers and publishing houses, authors, and members of the public who are keen on knowing more about the programmes and activities of the 39th edition of SIBF, can register online to attend the press conference using the following link https://bit.ly/2SLSUku.
As one of the top three book fairs in the world, the Sharjah International Book Fair hosts leading literary and cultural personalities from around the world each year, affirming its presence on the global agenda of cultural events. SIBF has emerged as a model to be emulated globally thanks to its pioneering role in advancing the literary culture and creative industries, and cementing Sharjah’s status as a preferred cultural destination for intellectuals, writers, and publishers in the region and around the world.
Source: National Network Communications (NNC)