Cooperation Agreement Renewed With Mamdouh Adwan Publishing House
For the second year in a row, a cooperation agreement has been signed between Ettijahat- Independent Culture and the Mamdouh Adwan Publishing House. The agreement will allow the implementation of a number of joint activities, the most important of which will be the Publishing House's contribution to production grants awarded under the Creative Writing category in the fourth edition of the Laboratory of Arts Programme.
This cooperation will increase the number of projects supported this year under the Creative Writing category and will provide 4 grants, further enhancing the interest in different forms of creative writing including short stories, poetry, theatre texts, and novels.
It is worth noting that Ettijahat and the Mamdouh Adwan Publishing House have previously cooperated in the third edition of the Laboratory of Arts Programme to support the production and publication of literary texts under the Creative Writing and Theater categories. They agreed to support the publication of a number of works, including: a theatre text by Lama Khalil, a book entitled Stories and Testimonies, by Dima Wannous, a documentary literary project by Haitham Hussien, as well as an anthology of modern Syrian poetry by Ahmad Katlish. All these texts are currently under development.
The two institutions share a strategy to support the literature and art created by young Syrian intellectuals and artists. They have previously come together to work on many different programs, including: Research to Strengthen Culture of Knowledge Programme, where the two collaborated to publish a training guide on cultural research design, as well as a book entitled Five Research Papers on Contemporary Syrian Questions. Furthermore, under the Cultural Priorities in Syria program, the two institutions published a book entitled On Syrian Cultural Work during the Years of Embers. The cooperation agreement for 2017 includes the publication of a research entitled Translating the Language of the Syrian Revolution, by the researcher Eylaf Bader Eddin, winner of the Sadiq Jalal al-Azm Memorial Award for Culture Research, as well as a book entitled Testimonies on the Reality of Independent Cultural Action during the Past Six Years. Both books will be published by the end of 2017.