Well-known international illustrators including Rosemary Wells, legendary American illustrator, Alex T.Smith and Barbara McClintock also from the US, are taking part this year. Eminent academics will also be participating with appearances from Jordanian author, Haya Saleh, winner of various academic and cultural awards; Kuwaiti academic Kafia Ramadan, Professor at the Department of Curricula and Pedagogy at Kuwait University and Bahraini author and journalist, Ebrahim Bashmi.
This is the seventh edition of the festival and it will include 2028 events and activities in literature, science, art, recreation, in addition to educational, health, and awareness activities, organised by a group of prominent local, Arab and international institutions specialised in children activities.
Others taking part include Egyptian author Ahmad Khaled Tawfeeq; Moroccan author Dr. Souad Miskeen, Professor at Abdulmalik Al Saadi University; Editor in Chief of Egyptian 'Sameer' Magazine, Dr. Shaheera Khalil; Omani author and academic Fatima Allawati, a specialist in talented youth education; Egyptian veteran poet Ahmad Sweilim; Yemeni author and painter Ebtisam Jarallah; Saudi author, Faraj AL Dhufairi, editor in chief of Makki magazine and former editor in chief of 'Bassim' magazine; Egyptian author, novelist and playwright Mahmoud Kassim, editor in chief of children's books at Hilal Publishing.
Egyptian author Amal Farah, winner of the UNESCO Tolerance Award in Children Books in 2002 will be there and Egyptian author, Abduh Al Zarra, member of the Children’s Culture Committee at the Higher Council for Culture will also be taking part. Finally, appearances will be made by author, Abdulqahir Al Hamidi, Deputy General Manager of Early Childhood Development Center at the Yemini Ministry of Education; Egyptian children’s show writer Amro Samer Atif; Egyptian author, Samah Abu Bakr Izzat, Palestinian-German author Naeema Holman and author, Hessa Al Awadi, Head of the Department of Children Programmes at Qatar Radio.
For further details on the guests for 2015, click HERE.
Source: SCRF press release