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Kuri Dom (Arts 1) Building, UPNGKEITH JACKSON

WRITERS from in and around Port Moresby will gather at the University of Papua New Guinea at midday today to discuss the formation of a local writers’ association.

The hour-long lunchtime meeting will be held in Room KD202 of the Kuri Dom Building (pictured), named for the distinguished father of award-winning Papua New Guinean poet Michael Dom.

“It is hoped that as a result of this meeting a core group of writers will be formed from which important activities such as formalising the group through an association can be launched,” said organiser John Kaupa Kamasua, himself a writer and a senior academic at the university.

“We want to facilitate and promote the work of writers, nurture their development, give them publicity and market their work.

“It is further hoped to encourage a reading and writing culture, a literary culture, among the general population, and especially within schools and learning institutions in the NCD.”

Mr Kamasua’s invitation has been well received by many prominent writers including Dr Steven Winduo, Michael Dom, Francis Sina Nii, Arnold Mundua, Mathias Kin and Philip Kaupa.

The meeting will start at 12 noon and you can contact John Kamasua on 7310 2381 or email him at john.kaupa@upng.ac.pg

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