This Weekend 'Wanna Read?' & BookFabulous With A Host of Authors Join 'World of REading' event At Abu Dhabi's Marina Mall
by Rana Asfour
This weekend Nov 25 & 26, 'Wanna Read?', a novel charitable initiative led by Her Highness Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, will take over the 'World of Reading' event at Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi. There will also be boxes available to donate your old books. So don't forget to bring them along too. BookFabulous will be there making sure it all goes well. So if you have a question about what book to read next just come on over and say hello and you'll soon have a recommendation or two or three...
The event is a chance for children and their parents to enjoy a whole host of activities centred around reading. Some very notable children's authors are lined up to appear at the event over the coming two days and there are workshops to be enjoyed for children of all ages.
FROM THE IMPRESSIVE LINE UP:
Janet Olearski, the founder and organiser of Abu Dhabi Writers' Workshop will be offering a story workshop on Friday 25 Nov. and a poetry workshop on Saturday 26 Nov. Both workshops will cater for children aged 8-12.
Olearski's short fiction has appeared in various publications including Jotters United, Far Off Places, Bare Fiction, and Beautiful Scruffiness and she has authored several children's books, amongst them 'Twins', 'Mr. Football', 'The Sunbird Mystery' and 'Triangle'. For more on Janet, click HERE.
Janet will be at the event on Friday 25 Nov. from 10am-11am & Saturday 26 Nov. from 10am-11am
Nadia L. Hohn
Nadia Hohn is a writer of colourful realism in non-fiction, middle grade, picture book, young adult and book reviews about Carnivals, music, media, diversity and make-believe. Hohn's first two non-fiction books 'Music' and 'Media Studies' were published as part of the Sankofa series by Rubicon Publishing in 2015. The series won the Moonbeam Children's Book Award for Multicultural Non-fiction in 2014. Nadia's first picture book 'Malaika's Costume' was published by Groundwood Books in 2016.
Nadia will be appearing at the event on Friday 25 Nov. from 4pm-5pm & Saturday 26 Nov. from 3-4pm
Aida Snobar Kassissieh
Aida is preparing to launch a YouTube channel entitled 'Tata Aida' for reading children's stories in Arabic and English (2016). She will be reading to children from her new Arabic book 'The People on the Moon Eat Carrots' and she will be conducting a workshop on reading on both days (Nov. 25 & 26).
Aida will be appearing at the event on Friday 25 Nov. from 12pm-2pm & Saturday 26 Nov. from 1pm-3pm
Dr. Ahmed Al Shoaibi
Dr. Al Shoaibi is an engineer and the author of 'The Tales of Hamad', a book series that tells about an Emirati boy on a journey of discovering himself, his heritage, and everything around him.
Dr. Al Shoaibi will be appearing at the event on Friday 25 Nov. from 7-8pm
Yara Radwan is a doctor and nutritionist who is very passionate about children's nutrition and health. She is the creator of the digital app 'The Magic Meal' which has been supported by creative lab TwoFour54 and is available on the Apple App Store in both English and Arabic for free.
She will be appear at the event on Friday 25 Nov. from 2-4pm & Saturday 26 Nov. from 12pm-1pm