As you all may recall, the book signing session which I was supposed to be included in had been reported several times on this blog and I had mentioned time and time again that it was supposed to be featured within a bigger event to help raise money for a public library here in the Sultanate of Oman.
On Thursday, 15/11/2007, the Oman Tribune featured it in both it's online and hard copy editions, saying:
Dar Al Atta’a, a charitable organisation, will hold its inaugural ‘Let’s Read!’ campaign on Thursday from 10am to 6pm.
The event, aimed at encouraging children to read, will be held at the Jawarat Al Shatti (JAS) Complex in Shatti Al Qurum. The lead sponsor for the event is Bank Muscat. In addition to the hands-on activities for children, including story telling, poster displays, book making, book reviews by kids, favourite character costume parades, and puppet shows, there will also be a used book fair and a sale of T-shirts and bags. Several local guest authors will be there to read their stories and sign copies of their books. A help desk will also be set up to advice parents on ways to encourage their children to read.
- Oman Tribune: Dar Al Atta' to hold 'Let's Read!' Campaign