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RWM Conference 2016

The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature will hold the two-day Read with Me Conference on Reading Book Week (Nov.1-14th) in Tehran.

On this event, held 10-11 November 2016 at the conference hall of National Library and Archives of I.R. of Iran, by the supports and cooperation of National Library and Archives of Iran and Omran Azarestan Construction Company, Read with Me project will be introduced, reports from the project implementation in remote and underserved areas will be given out and achievements in “Reading with Babies and Toddlers program” and “Basic Literacy improvement through Literature program” will be shared.

Noushafarin Ansari, Secretary General of Children’s Book Council of Iran and the professor of Library and Information Science, Zohreh Ghaeni, head of the Read with Me project and the member of IBBY Executive Committee, MohammadHadi Mohammadi, author and scholar and Marit Törnqvist, Dutch-Swedish illustrator are the main lecturers in this conference.

In this conference, Jabbar Baghtcheban prize, which has been established by the Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature and the financial support of Omran Azarestan Construction Company, will be awarded to 10 Reading Promoters-Teachers from remote areas of Iran. These teachers have made remarkable progress in book promotion among children in the framework of Read with Me program.

RWM experts will discuss the challenges of book promotion in remote and deprived areas in a roundtable in another part of this conference.

Besides, an exhibition of pictures, activities and achievements of Read with Me program will be held to show the program goals and the importance and effects of book reading on children’s emotional, social and educational growth.

On the second day of this conference, Marit Törnqvist will lecture on the subject of “Big Themes for Small People”, where she talks about her experience on sharing difficult issues with children through picture books.

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