International Writers Day marked in Moldova
17:15 | 03.03.2023 Category: Culture
Chisinau, 3 March /MOLDPRES/ - The writers from all over the world today mark the International Writers’ Day.
Diverse literary events are held in Moldova on this occasion.
Contacted by MOLDPRES, the head of the Moldovan Writers’ Union, Teo Chiriac, said that the International Writers’ Day, traditionally marked on 3 March, showed once again the role of literature in the contemporary times. ‘’This event highlights the importance of the humanistic culture. The literature is a form of the human existence, it is an inexhaustible source of inner, spiritual knowledge of the human being. On this occasion, we pay homage to all creators of literature, wishing them inspiration and as much as possible happiness of creation,’’ Teo Chiriac also said.
Established in 1986 at the 48th Congress of the PEN International Club, the International Writers’ Day reminds us, each year, about the importance of the literature in the development of the modern culture, about those who create new worlds and open new horizons. The exact number of writers all over the world is unknown, but is estimated between 100,000 and 200,000 people.
The PEN (Poets, Essayists and Novelists) International Club was set up by English and French writers in 1921, in order to promote the intellectual friendship and cooperation between the writers from everywhere, no matter their political, religious or other kinds of visions, and to fight for the freedom of expression. British writer John Galsworthy, the first PEN International President, elected by the writers’ community in 1923, spoke out for an inseparable relation between the freedom of expression and literature. The first president of the Romanian PEN Club was writer Liviu Rebreanu.
The Moldovan Writers’ Union presently has about 300 members.