Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Representatives of Việt Nam’s young writers have gathered at a conference in Hà Nội.
The literary event attracted 112 outstanding young Vietnamese writers, representatives of relevant organisations and veteran writers.
The conference gave generations of writers a chance to share experiences, discuss special knowledge and writing methods, and prepare for future generation of writers.
Poet Hữu Thỉnh, the chairman of the Viet Nam Writers Association, told attendees the event reflected the passion and confidence of young writers who have actively joined the literary life in recent years.
“Life welcomes them and offers them the most favourable conditions, or ‘endless fields’ of inspiration, to create literary works which no previous generations could have created,” he said on Wednesday.
“After 30 years of the đổi mới (renewal) period, today young writers have young readers with different life experience, hobbies and tastes. These readers expect the writers of their generation to truthfully portray the characters and appearance of society.”
The chairman also commended young writers’ efforts to create new outlooks on the world. He recommended they treasure the opportunities offered by the renewal period. He also said they should do so in a proactive manner which honours traditional foundations in order to discover the essence of human nature.
Acknowledging their initial and encouraging success, Thỉnh said that in the future young writers should dedicate themselves to creating works adequate to the contemporary development of the country.
Most representatives agreed that many young writers have succeeded and made a name for themselves in the past five years. These up and coming writers have participated in many important national events relating to politics and society. As a result, a large number of literary works have been produced and welcomed by readers, which continues to impact society.
Writer Nguyễn Bình Phương, a member of the Executive Committee of the Việt Nam Writers Association, said young writers should participate in social activities, update their knowledge, learn at least one foreign language, and acquire knowledge of various fields in order to become an independent and skillful author, capable of supporting the development of society. — VNS