Literature, Publishing, Translation Commission To Organize Gulf Poetry Forum 2024 in Taif on July 5-6

The Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission, in cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), is organizing the 13th Gulf Poetry Forum 2024. The event will take place from July 5 to 6 in the Taif Governorate.
The Gulf Poetry Forum 2024 aims to bring together poets, critics, specialists, and enthusiasts from the GCC countries to promote cultural communication, uphold the values of poetry, emphasize the importance of the Arabic language in the region, and deepen the appreciation of poetry in Gulf national culture. Additionally, the forum seeks to identify new poetic voices in each GCC country, showcase distinguished poets, and explore contemporary poetry trends and movements in the member states. The event will also feature analytical and critical studies on the movement of Arabic poetry in the GCC countries.
The forum's agenda includes an opening session, artistic performances, an introductory video, and multiple poetic evenings. On the closing day, there will be a symposium titled "The Poetic Image in the Gulf Poem between Tradition and Modernity." Participants will discuss contemporary Arabic poetry in the GCC countries and the Arab world, supporting cultural and common social goals among the member states. The symposium will cover topics such as the history of the poetic image, the characteristics of the poetic image in Gulf and Arabic poetry, and presenting the existing and new aspects of Gulf poetry with a modern vision. Additionally, the program will include an accompanying artistic exhibition and pavilions for entities showcasing their contributions to Arabic poetry and literature.
The Gulf Poetry Forum 2024 is held once every two years in a different member state and is organized in coordination with the General Secretariat of the GCC. The forum aims to elevate the art of poetry and its values, featuring the participation of poets from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

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