Nur-Sultan will Host Forum of Central Asian Writers

The first Forum of Asian Writers starts tomorrow in the capital of Kazakhstan.

Representatives from 44 countries will take part in the event.

The attendees will be writers, winners of prestigious international awards, leaders of the Union of Writers and publishers.

Prose writers, playwrights and novelists will be discussing issues relating to the world literary processes.

Kazakh poet Bauyrzhan Zhakyp said that it is necessary that writers follow the trends.

“There is a need to develop the institute of literary agents. There are managers who accompany writers and be involved in his or her project from the idea stage until the bookshelves. These managers give advice and gather focus groups of readers,” he said.

Bauyrzhan Zhakyp publishes his works on the Internet. He has more than 3,000 subscribers in social network.

Today, he recommends following his example by learning contemporary methods of promoting creative works. This is also a requirement of time.

Tomorrow’s forum allows writers not only to exchange experience in search of new forms of interaction with readers but also strengthen literary and cultural ties between countries located in the Asian region.