With the aim of nurturing young literary talents and developing and refining their skills, many cultural institutions, foremost among them the Arab Writers Union, are working to launch youth initiatives in a step that contributes to structuring the cultural and literary scene in order to abolish the state of chaos that prevails in some platforms and prevent those who do not possess the elements of language and culture from ascending them.
The Arab Writers Union, and within the framework of its responsibilities as a prominent cultural institution, launched the initiative to establish youth cultural clubs in its branches in the governorates, as part of a long-term project to embrace and nurture young literary talents and reduce the phenomenon of private literary forums that have recently emerged as platforms that promote productions without ambition, with the aim of forming the Syrian cultural youth team As a step towards adopting young talents and creativity and supporting them to participate in their activities at the level of the Syrian geography and benefit from their creative talents.
Regarding the goal of establishing these clubs, Dr. Muhammad al-Hourani, head of the Arab Writers Union, told SANA: “It is part of a project
It reflects the federation’s interest in young literary talents by giving them cards as friends of the federation’s branches, leading to the printing of their products and preparing them later for their placement in the federation, in addition to curbing the state of chaos and laxity in the cultural and literary scene and ascending to the platforms by some who do not have the basics of language and culture.
At the same time, the member of the executive office and the editor-in-chief of the literary position magazine, Falak Hosariyya, considered that launching these young clubs is a necessary need and a duty for the Union Foundation, because it is primarily concerned with nurturing every literary talent instead of leaving this matter to non-specialists.
And that these forums guarantee the protection of the educated youth category from obstacles that may affect their literary aspirations. This is what was referred to by the head of the Palestinian Cultural Club in Aleppo, the poet Mahmoud Ali Saeed, as well as opening the space for literary competition among them through holding competitions and increasing the public attendance of the union’s activities by inviting friends Young people and their families to attend the activities.
The founder of the Hundred Writers and Writers Team, Joud Al-Dimashqi, saw that every person is naturally gifted, as this talent needs an incubator and care. Of their talents and development, as highlighting the culture of youth is the most important thing that cultural institutions do because they are the next cultural asset.
The head of the Homs branch of the Arab Writers Union, Umaima Ibrahim, considered that it is very important to pay attention to youth literature and give it sufficient time and the necessary attention in order to activate it and create the necessary opportunities for distinguished and creative youth, in addition to the prestigious platform and publication in credible newspapers and periodicals, indicating that there are young talents that possess Energy, awareness, audacity, beautiful, pure language, and the ability to communicate their ideas poetically or narratively. They must be embraced and given opportunities to participate in the activities of cultural institutions.
The Director of Culture, Damascus, Naima Suleiman, indicated that the Directorate is interested in nurturing talented young people, embracing them and developing their talents in all their forms, and correcting the paths of the various clubs that were formed from young people, by relying and cooperating with writers, critics, and poets who have the ability to direct observations and criticism to them, pointing out that the Directorate seeks to pay attention to the culture of Young people bid farewell to them and enhance their presence in support of building their future and enhancing their presence that serves the country and its issues and pushes them to literary competition that results in a true national culture that ends the chaos of virtual platforms and guarantees a literary and cultural future that makes these youth a true national asset.
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Omaima Ibrahim, head of the Homs branch of the Arab Writers Union
President of the Palestinian Cultural Club in Aleppo, poet Mahmoud Ali Saeed