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4 Sep 2015

Writers from 15 countries to partake in Belarusian Written Language Day celebrations

GRODNO, 4 September (BelTA) – Writers from 15 countries will take part in the celebrations of the Day of Belarusian Written Language to be hosted by the town of Shchuchin on 5-6 September, BelTA learned from Pavel Skrobko, the head of the ideology, culture and youth affairs department at the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee.

The two-day celebrations will feature presentations of books, printed products, and exhibition projects. The program of the forum also includes evenings of literature with the participation of Belarusian writers and cultural workers. Besides, the names of the winners of the National Literature Award will be announced in Shchuchin on 6 September.

The participants of the celebrations will take part in an international roundtable on the literary process and the information society. The event has been organized by the Belarusian Information Ministry, the Zvyazda publishing house, and the Belarusian Writers` Union. The roundtable will be held within the framework of the Belarusian Written Language Day celebrations for the ninth time. Every year, its participants discuss burning issues of the international cultural dialogue and prospects of the present-day publishing industry. This year’s edition of the event will be dedicated to the development of national literatures, some aspects of literary translation, and promotion of cultural cooperation between countries.

The role of the moderator will be performed by Belarusian Information Minister Liliya Ananich, Chairman of the Belarusian Writers' Union Nikolai Cherginets, and director of the Zvyazda publishing house Alexander Karlyukevich. Partaking in the roundtable will be some 30 writers, journalists, and cultural workers from Belarus, Montenegro, Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan.

The program of the Belarusian Written Language Day celebrations also includes a literary conference. The list of its participants features writers, poets, scholars, journalists, teachers, and cultural workers. The conference will discuss issues presently faced by the Belarusian language, the works of poetess Aloiza Pashkevich (Ciotka), and the architectural heritage of Shchuchin District.

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