By Reem Tombokti.
Tripoli, 30 June 2013:
Culturally-minded Libyans are getting together tomorrow to boost the country’s interest in reading.
The first meeting of . . .[restrict]the Tripoli-based group, called ‘I Read for You,’ will encourage discussion about books, the arts and culture. Artist Kholoud Azwai, poet Ramiz Anwasri, novelist Razan Al-Mughrabi and researcher Zahra Langi will share excerpts from books that have influenced their cultural growth and development.
“We are starting this initiative to establish an exchange of views between culturally-minded Libyan figures and the general public,” one of the event organisers, Khaled Mattawa, told the Libya Herald. “We also aim at promoting reading, and raising awareness of its importance for the development of Libya,” he added.
The event is organised by the Arete Foundation for Arts and Culture – a Libyan NGO that aims to nurture and promote culture and the arts in the country. The meeting will take place at Dar Al-Faqeeh Hasan in Tripoli’s Old Town at 6 pm.
After Ramadan, ‘I Read for You’ will hold monthly meetings. [/restrict]