Writers’ Forum Showcases Work By Syria’s Female Authors

Damascus hosts first of a series of literary forums aimed at honoring and showcasing important works by women writers

The Arab Writers’ Union organized a literary forum in the capital Damascus to shed light on the importance of women’s cultural and social contributions.

The event, entitled “Women on the Wing of a Cloud,” was attended by senior Baath Party member Khalaf al-Meftah who underlined the significance of female creativity, voicing hope that participants would contribute to enriching Syria’s literary heritage.

Chairman of the Arab Writers’ Union Nidal al-Saleh said that the event represented the beginning of a series of literary forums to be held in the future.

Participants’ writings addressed different social and humanitarian issues, revealing women’s visions on life and its contradictions, while other pieces focused on women’s commitment to their homeland and their rejection of social restraints.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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