North East writers meet from Nov 27

Itanagar: The writers of all the eight North Eastern states would have a two-day brain storming session here from November 27 next with Arunachal Pradesh gearing up to host MATRIX-2011. MATRIX-2011, aimed at celebrating creativity and the spirit of the North East, is the annual general meeting of the NE Writers Forum (NEWF).

It will be attended by 24 noted writers of the region who, joined by their counterparts of the host state, would discuss various issues rising above all feelings which have been confronting the region to reflect it beyond the borders through their powerful pens and poems, said NEWF vice president and convenor of the event, Mamang Dai. Dai, a Padmashee awardee and prominent author and poet of the state, today said that the MATRIX would be a literary programme of poetry, readings and panel discussion on the theme `The writers and the world`.

The NEWF, formed in 1997 involving writers of the NE, is engaged in promoting creative writing, translation of various language books highlighting the rich cultural mooring of the region to English, peace and communal harmony besides projecting the this region beyond the borders. The members of the Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society would be involved to make the two-day programme a success.