Rabat- Morocco will host the 13th International Female Writers Conference in seven cities across the country.
Typically held on the American continents or in Spain, the conference will be hosted in Morocco for the first time in the northern cities and towns of Tetouan; M’diq on the Mediterranean; Chefchaouen, 50 kilometers inland from the Mediterranean; and Larache on the Atlantic coast from October 25 to 28.
The conference will move to Tangier, Fez, and Rabat on October 29.
The conference, to be presided over by the Moroccan poet Fatima Zahra Bennis, will honor Moroccan female writers and aim to popularize Moroccan literature internationally, according to the media outlet H24 Info.
Arab and African writers will also be celebrated to allow for an exchange of ideas and cultures.
Around 120 renowned female writers, among which are 30 Moroccans from different schools of thought, are to meet to promote literature. The conference’s theme is: “With words, the woman builds a peaceful world.”
The event will also be a posthumous tribute to the deceased sociologist and writer, Fatima Mernissi, a pioneer of Moroccan literature.
The conference is organized by Abdelmalek Essaadi University in cooperation with the Panama embassy in Morocco, the Northern Writers Society, the M’diq Association of Cultural Action, and the Tetouan Cervantes Institute.