News ID: 111853
Published: 0656 GMT February 16, 2015

Kermanshah hosting Int'l Storytelling Festival

Kermanshah hosting Int'l Storytelling Festival

The 17th International Storytelling Festival began in Kermanshah on Monday.

Organized by the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA), the event is hosting storytellers from Iran and a number of other countries.

Fifty-nine Iranian storytellers and 12 foreign storytellers are competing in various sections of the festival, Merh News Agency said.

They include 31 main storytellers, 19 featured library storytellers, eight featured Razavi Festival storytellers and 12 prominent foreign storytellers.

Foreign participants at the event are from Colombia, Australia, the United States, Canada, Scotland, Philippines, Kenya, Brazil, Armenia, Lebanon, Syria and Morocco.

Alireza Hajian-Zadeh, the executive director of IIDCYA; Mahmoud Moravvej, the secretary of the festival, and a number of other officials will provide the latest information about the programs at the event.

The agenda of the event includes honoring the promoters of the national and provincial storytelling in Iran, holding specialized workshops and unveiling selected books.

Iran's 2015 International Storytelling Festival will continue until February 19.

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