TEHRAN.(Iranart) – The central Iranian city of Kashan, Iran’s Book Capital of the Year, will host the First Festival of Books for Children and Young Adults opening on December 13.
40 writers and 10 book illustrators have been invited to attend the three-day event, the organizers announced in a press conference held on Monday at the Iranian Association of Writers for Children and Youth.
Due to the concurrent drought and rainfall shortages in the country especially in the region of Kashan, books promoting the culture of decreasing water consumption will be selected to be introduced at the festival.
Books published since 2011 on the topic of water conservation can enter the competition.
Several workshops on poetry and storytelling and several meetings with literati will be organized on the sidelines of the festival.
A number of puppet theater troupes and several bands are also scheduled to give performances during the festival. The invited writers will also hold meetings with schoolchildren in schools across the city.
Source: Tehran Times