Sharjah Narrators Forum to be Held Under ‘Fairy Tales’ Theme

Sharjah Narrators Forum to be Held Under ‘Fairy Tales’ Theme

Tuesday, 4 September, 2018 - 05:30
UAE flag flies over a boat at Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates May 22, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
Sharjah - Asharq Al-Awsat
The emirate of Sharjah is preparing to host narrators, scholars and researchers from around the world this month to participate in the 18th edition of the Sharjah International Narrators Forum (SINF).

The forum will be organized by the Sharjah Institute of Heritage (SIH) from September 24 to 26, and will take “Fairy tales” as the main theme for its works and discussions.

“Aimed to highlight the importance of narrators, the SINF this year will feature storytellers, performers narrators and experts from different countries,” SIH Chairman Abdulaziz Al Musallam was quoted as saying in a statement.

"Heritage and culture form an important element of the UAE, and Sharjah in particular. While the forum will serve as a strategic platform to acknowledge and recognize the narrators and storytellers’ unique skills, it will also tell the tale of heritage in Sharjah and the story of the land and its people delivered by word, melody, popular knowledge and tradition," Musallam said.

Aimed at commemorating the art of storytelling and promoting the rich and diversified cultural heritage of the emirate, the SINF is an effort to honor well-known narrators and storytellers who have made significant contributions to the promotion of narration, poetry and the Arab heritage.

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