An Eurasian Literary Forum under a title “The Power of a Word in a Modern World” has been held today in Astana. The event was organized by the Writers’ Union of Qazaqstan under the facilitation of the Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Qazaqstan within the framework of “Ruhani Zhangyru” governmental program, aimed at modernization of national identity. The event will last by tomorrow. The Forum is organized on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Astana – the main city of Qazaqstan.
The event is participated by a lot of guests from all over the world (including Great Britain, Germany, China, Russia, Turkey, Latvia, Hungary, Poland, Moldova, Armenia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Mongolia, Azerbaijan and others.)
International experts and the creative intelligentsia, including writers and poets are discussing issues related to a role of literature in modern world in the context of globalization and ways of development of regional literature.
Tomorrow several panel discussions will be held in the premises of «Hilton Garden Inn Astana» hotel. They are devoted to the following topics: ‘Modern poetry’, ‘Modern prose’, ‘Key issues of drama’ and ‘Current state of literary translation’.
Within the framework of the forum a signature of a Memorandum on Cooperation between the Writers’ Union of Qazaqstan and the Writers’ Union of Iran is expected. In a library of the National Academy of the Republic of Qazaqstan will be held a meeting of the writers of Qazaqstan and Russia.