A select group of famous painters, calligraphers, animators, graphic designers and comic artists are all set to showcase their artworks at the Illustrators’ Corner at ADIBF 2018.
The Illustrators’ Corner will establish a unique platform for visitors to meet internationally renowned artists and learn from their experiences in the field of illustration and comic art. Aimed at promoting reading as a daily habit, and the passion for creativity and innovation, the platform will hold a series of artistic activities that visitors from all ages and backgrounds can enjoy.
By hosting international authors and illustrators of children’s literature as well as displaying drawings of world-known novels, the Illustrators’ Corner aims to nurture the younger generation’s imagination and encourage them to read, through a range of artistic workshops allowing them to express their thoughts and fantasies in drawings and illustrations.
Professional program sessions
Various professional program sessions concerning the young reader and the role and future of children’s books in the Arab World will be featured at this year’s ADIBF.
On 26 April, three experts in their field will share their experiences and give advice on engaging and retaining readers in a session titled ‘Capturing a Young Reader’s Interest’. Speakers will include Cristina Fuentes, Isobel Abulhoul, Bassam Chebaro and Andrea Pasion-Flores, who will share the challenges they face in reaching readers in their communities and the strategies they employ in acquiring, creating, marketing and publishing children’s books. The moderator will be Mona Henning with the session beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 6.45 p.m. A further session ‘Storytelling and Attention for Children’s Books in the Arab World’ will follow at 7.30 p.m. with Joanna Khoury, Ornella Antar and Mona Henning with moderator Ali Abd El-Moneim.
For a full schedule, visit www.adbookfair.com.