The Ministry of Culture and Sports organized the inaugural session of the training program “Contest Your Dreams” organized by the Youth Programs Department of the Qatari Forum for Authors, as part of the forum’s efforts to motivate young writers to take the initiative and to actively participate in the cultural arena, and within the framework of the activities of Doha Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021.
Maryam Al Hammadi, director of the forum expressed her happiness at the great demand by young people to participate, especially girls who want to write their first story. The forum is carried out in light of the efforts of the Ministry of Culture to support youth. She noted that the forum aims to take care of authors and raise their cultural level.
The writer Saleh Gharib presented an overview of the event, then he raised a number of questions about the details of the program, which would open the way for many points of interest to the participants.
In turn, the writer Hamad Al-Tamimi, director of youth programs at the forum, said that the competition comes within the project of sponsoring and supporting talents by selecting a group of works in the field of story to publish in cooperation with local publishing houses.
He mentioned that since the competition was announced, the forum had received more than 20 participants, but they did not meet the required conditions, so they were excluded and a group of participants were nominated for young people between the ages of 16 and 36, and the opportunity to join the training program is still available to those who meet the conditions.