Egypt’s culture min. announces launching Salah Abdel-Sabour Theatrical Poetry Competition


Mon, 20 Sep 2021 - 01:46 GMT

FILE - Late Salah Abdel-Sabour

FILE - Late Salah Abdel-Sabour

CAIRO – 20 September 2021: Egypt’s Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem, said that the late pioneering poet Salah Abdel-Sabour had a special philosophy in his creative works.




She pointed out that the celebratory commemoration of Abdel-Sabour came within the framework of Egypt’s political leadership's keenness to preserve the memory of Egypt's creators. Abdel-Dayem added that this would not be held in one celebration only, but rather through several activities.




Abdel-Dayem, during her speech at the "Salah Abdel-Sabour:  Knight of the Word" conference, organized by the Supreme Council of Culture on the occasion of his 40th passing anniversary, announced the launch of the Salah Abdel-Sabour Theatrical Poetry Competition, organized by the Cultural Production Affairs Sector. The winning theatrical poem will be produced and staged at one of the state's theaters.




Furthermore, Abdel-Dayem added that it is also scheduled to broadcast a number of poems from “Diwan Shajar al-Layl” in different languages.  The General Egyptian Book Organization announced reducing prices of Abdel-Sabour’s works, in addition to holding a number of cultural and intellectual seminars.



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