Arab Conference on Popular Literature, organized in Constantine (431-km east of Algiers) as part of "Constantine, Capital of Arab Culture 2015," will have an "international dimension from the next edition," the chairman of the organizing group said Wednesday.
The Arab conference, the fourth since it was initiated by the Algerian Association of Popular Literature, will be "internationalized," Toufik Ouamane said on the sidelines of the three-day event's works, opened Tuesday evening at the Regional Theatre of Constantine (TRC).
"In addition to Arab countries, participants from Russia, Spain and France, among others, will be invited to the fifth edition of the conference, due to be held in mid-2016 in Algiers."
The decision was taken "in response to insistent requests from non-Arab poets and researchers to take part in the conference, which has become an academic reference."
The literature conference, which has brought together about forty poets and men of letters from 11 Arab countries, is organized under the programme of Books and Literature Department of the management of "Constantine, Capital of Arab Culture 2015" event.