Warsha

Inspiring a new generation of children's books Authors, Illustrators and Publishers

Warsha

Inspiring a new generation of children's books Authors, Illustrators and Publishers

About Warsha

“Warsha” is a pioneering initiative launched by the Etisalat Award in 2013 on its fifth anniversary. This initiative aims to discover and nurture a new generation of Arab talents in the field of children's books, including authors, illustrators, and publishers who target the age group between 0 and 18 years old.

Heralding a major leap forward in the promotion of authentic Arabic children’s literature, The Etisalat Award allocated 300,000 dirhams for the “Warsha” initiative, which aim is to support and inspire a new generation of writers, illustrators, and publishers who are passionate about creating Arabic books for children and young adults in the infant to 18 year age range.

The goal is to motivate the creation of short stories, picture books, and novels that offer children doorways to fantastic and imaginary worlds and that and ultimately instil a love of Arabic books into the hearts of children for generations to come.

This innovative programme will offer workshops in Illustration, Writing, and Publishing with the aim of building the capacities of young individuals in the creation of books that are both rooted in local Arabic culture and that soar to meet international standards. The workshops will be presented in the UAE and abroad by internationally acclaimed trainers and specialists in the fields of Children’s and Young Adult literature.

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WARSHA – Etisalat Award Workshops for Children’s Books

A groundbreaking initiative, the WARSHA – Etisalat Award Workshops for Children’s Books aims to nurture a new generation of talented Arab authors, illustrators and publishers of Arabic children’s books targeted at the infant to 18 age group.

Launched by Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s literature in 2013 on the occasion of its fifth anniversary, WARSHA seeks to build the capacities of the next generation of writers, illustrators and publishers. The aim is to equip and inspire talented individuals to create books that are rooted in local Arabic culture and that soar to meet international standards – short stories, picture books and novels that offer children a doorway to fantastic and imaginary worlds and that will ultimately instil a love for reading into generations to come.
If you are a Professor, Organization, Institute or Expert in any of the above fields and interested being part of this exciting initiative by presenting a workshop for the target group, please register your name with us. info@uaebby.org.ae

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