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    With Participation of Great Poets … ICESCO Organizes High-level International Festival on Tuesday to Celebrate the World Poetry Day

    20 March 2021

    The Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), in cooperation with the Academy of Arab Poetry (KSA), is organizing a major international ceremony to celebrate, on Tuesday March 23rd 2021, the World Poetry Day, under the slogan: “Poets, Wings of Peace, ” to express its interest for the poetry as a sublime world language, as well as its pride of all creative poets.

    The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. (GMT) / 10 a.m. (Rabat time) in face-to-face and virtual modes, at ICESCO headquarters in Rabat. Representatives of high-level international institutions interested in poetry, in addition to eminent poets and poetry specialists, will attend the ceremony to exchange opinions and ideas and debate on poetic institutions and feminine and universal poetry.

    The opening session will include a remark by the guest of honor, Mr. Mohamed Benaïssa, President of Assilah International Festival, and the remark of the Academy of Arab Poetry. ICESCO Director-General, Dr Salim M. AlMalik, will recite a ceremonial poem he produced on this occasion, while the poet Mohamed Achaâri, winner of 2020 Argana International Poetry Prize, will recite one of his poems.

    Five sessions will be discussed during this ceremony: “Poetry and its institutions: constants and variables;” ” Women and poetry: female-authored poems ;” “The age of poetry… the age of narration;” “Rising talents in today’s poetry;” and “Poems from the other shore: Poetry and the cross-border vision.”

    The celebration will include a performance by the great Moroccan singer Karima Skalli, and a video entitled: “The bird of the blond tales,” produced by ICESCO on the occasion of this cultural event.

    The ceremony can be followed live on the official ICESCO Facebook page, via the following link: https://www.facebook.com/ICESCO.Ar/live

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