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Taking place at the Riyadh Front, the Riyadh International Book Fair 2022 kicked off on September 29. “Cultural Chapters” is the theme of the grand fair, featuring around 1,200 publishing houses from 32 countries.
Tunisia is the guest of honour at the festival of readers and fans of books, organized by the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission, under the Ministry of Culture.
Among the most important Arab book fairs, the Fair has the highest number of visitors and sales, as well as the most prominent Arab, regional and international publishers participating.
Throughout the ten-day festival, a wide range of cultural programs will cover all aspects of creativity. Several Tunisian writers, authors, and poets participate in a series of events celebrating Tunisian culture and heritage.
The Saudi Ministry of Culture named Tunisia as the guest of honor, noting that its selection comes within the relations that bind the Saudi and the Tunisian people as part of the joint efforts of the two countries to enhance cooperation in the cultural field.
The festival also brings together literature, publishing, and translation officials from local and international institutions and companies with readers and those interested in books and publications. The event has a program that includes several qualitative cultural events, dialogue platforms, interactive lectures, poetry evenings, and cultural and artistic seminars.
In addition to arts, reading, writing, and publishing seminars, workshops on bookmaking and translation, and activities for children, it provides a variety of associated programs as well. The fair features the most prominent Arab and international publishing houses as well as Arab and international writers, authors, and intellectuals.
The cultural program includes a selection of writers and authors who will talk to visitors about their books through a series of “Hadith al-Kitab” meetings, in addition to seminars, lectures, and dialogue sessions that host thinkers, intellectuals and creative writers on various topics.
In addition to live cooking workshops and cinematic shows, concerts, and accompanying theatrical performances, there are more than 150 cultural workshops included in the cultural program.
Source: Saudi Gazette