IBNA- Iran's Book and Literature House will host a series of online panel discussions at the 28th Iran's Book Week in cooperation with publishing organizations, institutes and associations from November 14 to 20.
The Instagram channel of Iran's Book and Literature House will stream live Over 20 meetings on www.instagram.com/khaneyeketab for the experts and interested Persons during the weeklong event which is held with the motto, “Knowledge, Eternality”.
The first meeting from the series, “Collaboration between Publisher and Illustrator” will be held tomorrow from 10 t0 11:30 and will be attended by illustrators Ali Buzari and Sahar Tarhandeh. The program is held in collaboration with the Iranian Illustrators Society. Moreover, on that day, from 12:00 to 13:30, a session on "Editing in Publishing (Problems and Torments)" will be held with Ali-Reza Fattah, Mohammad-Ali Mo’einfar and Mahdi Salehi in attendance in cooperation with Iranian Editing Association.
The other meeting scheduled for Saturday is centered on the factors that caused a decline in book sales attended by Alireza Dadashi, Mohammad Javad Mahdavi Dargani and Javad Sarani and will be held with the participation of Iranian Business Association.
On Sunday, a panel discussion at 12 will study the influence of book reading on raising the patience of people during the COVID-19 pandemic to be attended by Sepehr Hashemian, Neda Movahedipour and Zeinab Farizadeh in collaboration with Malek Library and Museum in Tehran. “Women’s Role in Producing Books and Reading Promotion” is another important meeting on Sunday which will be held by experts Elham Malekzadeh and Mahtab Mardfard from 14 to 15:30.
On the third day, Monday, the development of the Persian language in the world and methods to better introduce Iran will be discussed by Reza-Morad Sahraei, Ayyub Dehghankar, Shahrouz Falahat-Pisheh and Masoud Hassani in cooperation with the Sa’di Foundation. The session is slated for 10 t0 11:30. The reading culture in Iran in a comparative study will be discussed by Mohammad Samiei, Ruhollah Hosseini and Ahmad Shakeri from the Faculty of World Studies at the University of Tehran from 18 to 19:30.
A collection of the latest works by writers from Iran’s religious minorities will be unveiled online on Tuesday. Artuit Zahraian, Behnam Mobarakeh, Farzaneh Goshtasb, Dinaz Dehnadi and Arash Abai will review a number of books at the program.
Another significant meeting set for the last day of the Iran Book Week will study the socio-cultural impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
An annual event scheduled for November 14, Iran’s Book Week has been named the Book and Reading Day. Last week, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance stated that this year’s event, the 28th Iran’s Book Week is themed on seven subjects.
The subjects include: “Books, Library, Librarian, Book Capital”, “Books, Socialization with Reading Promoters” and “Books, Knowledge and Ability” as well as “Books, Lifestyle and Safe Society”, “Books, Social Asset and Virtual Space”, “Dynamism with Books and Bookstores” and “Books, Religious Belief and Self-Improvement”.
The 7th edition of the Reading Promoters Awards is part of the programs arranged to be implemented during the event. In addition, Iranian translators Mahboubeh Najafkhani, Abol-Hassan Tahami, Andranik Khachumian, Reza Qaisarieh and Sattar Jalilzadeh will be awarded at a program during the National Celebration day of Translators which will be held in cooperation with the Translators' Association.