Asterawani announces 5-day gathering for writers, literary experts

|     Syazwani Hj Rosli     |

THE Brunei Darussalam Association of Writers (Asterawani) recently announced it will be hosting a special meeting for the Assembly of Prominent Literary Figures and Experts (PSBNS) on November 17-21.

The announcement was made by Associate Professor Ampuan Dr Haji Brahim bin Ampuan Haji Tengah, the First Head of Asterawani, in a media conference held last Thursday at the Language and Literature Bureau (DBP), at the Old Airport in Berakas.

The five-day gathering will allow the participants from various countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Brunei Darussalam, to exchange ideas and information on Malay Language and Literature. Among the activities to be carried out are paperwork presentations, cultural performances and visits to places of interest.

The gathering is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports; Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah; the Language and Literature Bureau; Radio Television Brunei (RTB); Putra Seni Group; the Arts and Culture Body of Tutong District (B2K); and Penggerak Seni 3P.

Last Saturday (November 11), Asterawani hosted an International Poem Reading session in conjunction with the Golden Jubilee Celebration of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s Accession to the Throne at the Language and Literature Bureau, which was open to the public.

Associate Professor Ampuan Dr Haji Brahim bin Ampuan Haji Tengah, the First Head of Asterawani, during the media conference. – SYAZWANI HJ ROSLI