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Embassy of Italy participates in Doha International Book Fair

The Italian Embassy in Doha participates in the Doha International Book Fair (DIBF), holds a national booth specializing in books for children, exhibits, reads, and works on the works of Italian writers and book illustrators for children. We will hold a workshop.

The 31st edition of DIBF, sponsored by the Qatar Cultural Heritage Event Center, will be held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center from Thursday, January 13th to January 22nd.
DIBF’s largest Italian Pavilion is organized and managed in collaboration with Italy’s leading organization, Reggio Children, in the areas of early childhood education and the promotion of children’s rights. This facility is famous for its educational project “Reggio Emilia Approach”. This project is being developed and updated daily at Reggio Emilia’s Municipal Infant Center and Kindergarten.
“We are particularly proud of the Pavilion at the Doha International Book Fair. This year is the first edition featuring Italy’s institutional participation and we have chosen to bet on the younger generation. Indeed, Italy. And Qatar both place great importance on the education and promotion of children’s potential and rights, and our intensive program during the fair is full of our common policies and ambitions for childhood. I think it fits in, “said Italian Ambassador Alessandro Purnas in a statement.
The Italian booth aims to introduce children to reading by providing a place for children to actively explore and learn through Italian books, illustrations and workshops, in accordance with the latest regulations by health authorities. is. Special attention is also paid to introducing new methods, books and tools to educators.
The booth will display and sell a selection of children’s books published by Italian publishers or Italian writers. In addition, the agenda includes a variety of free activities throughout the fair, such as the workshop “Marks, Words, Mosaic of Materials” and children’s reading of books by Italian writers in English, Arabic and Italian. Must be included. (For details and registration, visitors can send an email to [email protected]).
One of the highlights of the program is the official presentation of the Arabic translations of the two books by the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award-winning Italian writer Gianni Rodari. Sky) and “Fiabelunghe un sorriso” (fairy tales have a long smile).
The joint project between the Italian Embassy and the Ministry of Culture of Qatar will be announced at the fair’s conference venue on January 17th at 10:30 am.
For those interested in Rodari’s work, the “Gianni Rodari Illustrations” exhibition, a selection of photographs by 21 Italian artists, realized by the “Bologna International Children’s Book Fair” and exhibited at the Italian Pavilion for the first time in Qatar. There is also an opportunity to visit.
At the booth, there will be an exhibition called “From Silence”. Yesterday, today, tomorrow, “Narration through Wordless Books” by the “Bologna International Children’s Book Fair”, a selection of 41 wordless books by an Italian writer who experimented with this particular innovative form of narration.
The Italian Embassy also announced the participation of Italian artist Enrika Pizzikoli, who specializes in children’s illustrations and is the creator of the booth’s main logo. He will have a live digital painting session during the fair.



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