The Mersin Municipality will host another festival in the city under the direction of Mayor Vahap Sesar. The town has a festive atmosphere, and this time the “Mersin Literary Festival” will be held. The ready-made festival will take place from January 13th to 15th with the participation of precious poets and writers from Mersin and Turkey. People of Mersin enjoy an art-filled festival by gathering for three days at the festival’s address, the Metropolitan Municipality Congress and Exhibition Center, for poetry concerts, workshops and lectures. I can.
Before the festival, Turkey’s most beautiful reading hall will be put into operation
Before the festival; there will also be the opening of Turkey’s most beautiful reading hall at Sea Zero Point completed by the Metropolitan Municipality in the Cultural Park. The 8th Reading Hall, Address Reading Hall, brought to the city by President Vahap Sesar, who emphasizes education and youth, will be opened with the participation of writer Ahmet Umit and will be freely available. Mersin people. A structure for 150 people, free of charge for citizens of all ages, with a digital reading room, 16 computers and 10,000 books in various categories. In addition, citizens who come to the “address reading room” can use tea, coffee and internet services free of charge.
Ozdurga: “We honor literature with festivals like this in Mersin”
Mersin Metropolitan Area Cultural and Social Affairs Department Coordinator and Opera Artist Bengi Ispil Ozdurga said he was excited about the Mersin Literature Festival, which will be held for the first time this year. In stating that the preparations for the festival are complete, Ozdurgah said: It was a prerequisite for us that literature, one of the most important fields of art, would host such a festival in Mersin. Because we are one of the lucky cities that has fostered and hosted many important poets and writers. ”
“As a city hall, we are conscious of the solidarity of the festival.”
Announcing that poetry concerts, workshops and interviews will be held throughout the festival, Ozdurga said: It also hosts concerts of works by famous poets. It’s a festival that goes all the way through. As the Mersin metropolitan area, we recognize the unifying power of festivals. Just as I felt at the “Youth Festival” and at the “International Tarsus Festival,” the “Mersin Literary Festival” is a worthy work that excites us, and I believe it will continue to resonate with the city. . a long time.
“I want our city to be remembered as a city of literature.”
Mr Ozdurga said that as a metropolitan area of Mersin, it recognizes how important cultural and artistic works are and should disseminate these works to the public in every possible way. Ozdurga says: At this point, you will have the opportunity to be with poets and writers of great importance as art lovers in Mersin during the 13-day festival on January 14th, 15th and 3rd. ”
Ozdurgah announced that there will be a first for the festival and about the ‘Ilyas Khalil Story Award’, a poetry competition award organized in the name of one of Mersin’s prized poets, ‘Guide Aydın’. said. The Jitsuroku Grand Prize and the Mersin Novel Grand Prize, which will be the second time this year. He also informed them that they will be delivered to the owners within the festival. invited all art lovers living in
Professor Sakallı: “We wanted Mersin to meet his own art community.”
On the other hand, stating that the theme of the festival is “Encounter”, Prof. Dr. Cemal Sakallı, a member of the Department of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mersin University and coordinator of the Mersin Literature Festival, said: . About the encounter, we said, “Mersin should meet a writer who lives in Mersin.” In other words, I said, “Mersin should meet her own art world and art her community,” and I think it succeeded. At the same time, about the theme of the festival. We wanted art lovers to see what they encountered with the writers during their writing and what influenced their writing. We invited well-read writers and poets here. ”
“We celebrate the birthday of Nasum Hikmet with the poets.”
Professor Sakari, who said noted writer Ahmet Yumit will attend the opening of the festival, will be joined by Shebnem Isigzer, Gursel Korat and Kemal Vallor on the second day, and Muge Iplikci and Naser Durr on the third day. said. Along with Mersin literature lovers as part of the festival. Professor Dr. Cemal Sakallı said: We will celebrate Nasum Hikmet’s birthday with the poets and organize a very nice arts event and literary festival for our dear Mersin people. ”