MADINAH: The Madinah Book Fair 2022 has launched an exhibition of over 80 literary activities at the King Salman bin Abdelaziz Center for Exhibitions and Conferences, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The 10-day event, which began on June 17, includes a wide range of activities, from theatrical performances to poetry evenings.
On its eighth day, the exhibition featured a dialogue seminar on “philosophy and arts,” involving writer Abdullah Al-Hamaili and the poet Shteiwi Al-Ghaithi, moderated by Muhammad Al-Farhan.
Elsewhere, the theater hosted a poetry evening revived by Egyptian poet Ahmed Bakheet, as well as dialogue performances titled “The Story of a Mosque”and “The Cloud” by writer and historian Dr. Tendib Al-Faydi.This was followed by “Enough,” a play about a group of friends discussing their struggles in a café.
In the children's theater, narrator Latifa Al Harthy recited “The Black Dot.”Furthermore, Ibrahim Lamy presented a workshop titled “How to Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels” at the exhibition.
Three additional workshops on “Making notebook covers,” “How things look around us,” and “Blogging with drawings” were also offered in the children's wing.
The wide presence of local, Arab, and international writers and intellectuals was a notable feature of the cultural program, encouraging cultural exchange and raising cultural awareness.