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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 13 December 2018

Al Ain Book Fair announces seminar schedule

As well as showcasing literature, the fair will have an accompanying cultural component

Visitors at the Al Ain Book Fair 2016 at the Convention Centre in Al Ain.  Satish Kumar / The National
Visitors at the Al Ain Book Fair 2016 at the Convention Centre in Al Ain. Satish Kumar / The National

Al Ain Book Fair, which is focusing on Emirati authors this year, has announced its list of seminars and speakers.

As well as showcasing literature, the fair - which runs until October 2 - will have an accompanying cultural component including hosted discussions with intellectuals, writers and journalists. These include:

Build your child's intelligence

Dr Ahmed Al Imam, a Behavioural and Mental Therapy Consultant at Claude Bernard University in France will give a talk on simple methods of personality building and developing cognitive abilities

September 26, from 6:00pm - 06:45pm

Listen to what we read

Ibrahim Ustadi, an Emirati media professional, will discuss writing books and how to make yourself the creator of your own success. Ustadi recently won the Al Owais Cultural Award for Best Local Cultural Radio Programme for his Listen to What We Read programme on Dubai Radio.

September 27, from 6:00pm - 06:45pm

Traditional beliefs between reality and fiction

This seminar will focus on a discussion of the book Traditional Beliefs in the United Arab Emirates by Ibrahim Al Hashimi and Dr Aisha Bilkhair.

Dr Aisha Bilkhair, a graduate of the Fulbright Scholar Program who worked as a researcher and visiting lecturer at Harvard University, will discuss the variegated traditional beliefs and customs of the UAE, 245 of which are discussed in the book.

September 28, from 6:00pm - 06:45pm

Violence-free childhood

Atiqa Al Kuthairi, a professional in UAE justice, who served as the Director of the Family and Juvenile Prosecution at Al Ain’s Judicial Department will give a talk about Wadima's law, which was established to protect children and provide them with a safe and stable environment.

September 28, 6:00pm - 06:45pm

Seminar: to raise positively

Dr Hind Al Badwawi, a senior psychologist at the Social Education Division at the Juvenile Care Centre For Girls in Sharjah, will host an open discussion on "Positive Upbringing Methods".

September 28, from 6:00pm - 06:45pm

Reading Strategies & Practices

Author Imad Ahmad Al-Zabn, who serves as the Grammar and Linguistics Assistant Professor at the United Arab Emirates University, will give a seminar about reading strategies and practices.

October 01, from 6:00pm - 06:45pm

For more go to Al Ain Book Fair's site

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