Diaspora poets rendezvous in Orllan

By: Valon Xoxa    August 9, 2014

A one hour long poetry session was held in Orllan where a group of notable poets from the Diaspora community read their most favorable poems. The literary event had its competitive character as well, three of the best poems were awarded by the jury.

140 writers from the Diaspora as well as Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro and Macedonia gathered up at the “Zahir Pajaziti” memorial in Orllan, city of Podujevë on an event organized by the Kosovo Ministry of Diaspora. Poets and creators read their poetry in an hour long event and among them three were selected as the better, the selection was done by a professional jury comprised of artists and writers from Diaspora and all around Albanian speaking communities.

The writers agreed that it is very important that the poems and literary  works presented at the event should be published on an anthology. The event has already become traditional, known as the days of Diaspora starting on 15th of July and closing on 15th of August. The “Days of Diaspora” are characterized with an array of literary works, theatrical plays and poetry.

Valon Xoxa

Valon Xoxa is a staff member of Kosovodiaspora.org. He holds a bachelor degree from Westminster College (MO) in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. Currently resides in Prishtina, and is a freelance contributor and editor at KosovoDiaspora.org. With an interest in contemporary culture, he seeks to find and incorporate articles from the Kosovar Diaspora that would shed light upon the interesting characteristics of this important global community. He has published a research article through UNDP’s School on Human Development titled “Mobility and Public Participation: A Case Study of the Kosovar Diaspora”, where a rather interesting Andersonian perspective is taken at understanding the Internet as a national identity creation medium.

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