Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), Oxford University Press (OUP), Open Society Foundations (OUP) and Karachi Youth Initiative (KYI) are now heading to Karachi for the celebration of 11th Children’s Literature Festival at Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi.
For the first time, Teachers’ Literature Festival will also be held in Karachi on the 20th of February 2014 at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi.
The Karachi CLF is the eleventh literature festival for the children of Pakistan; the first was held in November 2011 in Lahore followed by Quetta, Peshawar, Bahawalpur,Karachi and Islamabad in 2012/2013. Attended by over 100,000 participants, CLF aims to promote reading, creativity and critical thinking among children. CLF is an equalizer open to ALL children and ALL school systems, UNLOCKING THE POWER OF READING through muti-sensory experiences.
An exciting and fun-filled programme is planned for the CLF Lahore, featuring: talks and readings by famous children’s writers; provide opportunities for children to listen to their favourite books being, read, sung aloud and discussed; attend sessions on creative writing, bookmaking, IT Ka Adda; book reviews; attend book launches and plenary sessions, popularizing mother tongue; theatre, cartoons and puppet shows, films; art/craft and pottery sessions ; and many more children’s activities related to reading. CLF will also host an amazing Book Fair.
Children and educators from all over the country will attend the CLF and TLF as participants. On the guest list are well-known Ambassadors of CLF: Dr Arfa Syeda Zehra, Rumana Hussain, Zubaida Jalal, Adeel Hashmi, Mira Hashmi, Nadia Jamil, Sania Saeed, Zubeida Mustafa, Fahd Hussain, Samar Minallah, Fauzia Minallah, Khaled Anam, Akram Dost, Basarat Kazim, Alif Laila Book Bus Library and many many more. CLF will host local and international celebrities, authors, publishers, media, actors, parliamentarians and many more.. !
Watch out for the Bi-monthly magazine “Uran Tashtaree” a new addition to the CLF family!
For further information, please contact: Maham Ali
Children’s Literature Festival Secretariat, House # 11, Street # 38, F-6/1, Islamabad. Tel.: (92-51) 2824838
Cell: (92) (300) 8541130