The Qatari Publishers and Distributors Forum, affiliated to the Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the Children’s Literature Center, launched the second edition of the (Publishing Journey) Event. Under the slogan (In love with our State, we publish our stories). The event targeted young adults and adolescents from 8 to 16 years old. The event will hold three different workshops, the first of which will publish a book, whose topics and content are inspired by the slogan of this year’s National Day (Our Unity Source of Our Strength), and the co-authors will showcase their creativity in building the story and its illustrations.
As for the second workshop, it will be held today, Monday, and deals with reviewing the text, artistic touches, and the cover of the story, while the third workshop will be held on November 23, and is concerned with translation.
The event comes within the objectives of the Qatari Publishers and Distributors Forum to introduce the publishing industry and revitalize the cultural movement, as part of coordinating efforts with cultural centers in the State, and in order to instill the basic values of Arab and Islamic culture and to strengthen the Qatari identity.
Mrs. Asmaa Al-Kuwari, Director of the Children’s Literature Center, said: The beginning of the event was in partnership and cooperation with the Qatari Publishers and Distributors Forum, pointing out that the Center is in the process of issuing the second edition of (The Publishing Journey) and it inspires various creations from the slogan of the National Day which appreciate the values of pride, unity and glory, as well as the participation of these promising experiences in the National Day events in Darb Al-Saai, and will be followed by inspiring participations of the Qatari society, teaching children and adolescents how to prepare and design their stories. Al-Kuwari emphasized that the Publishing Journey is a cultural precedent in the field of publishing and distribution, believing in transforming creative and picturesque ideas into a tangible product, with the aim of enhancing multiple skills, instilling our values and enhancing our Arab and Islamic identity and culture.