Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 19:43 Rabat- The autumn session of the 42nd edition of the International Cultural Moussem of Asilah will be held, from October 29 to November 18, under the High patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, in the initiative of the Asilah Forum Foundation. This autumn artistic and cultural event will be organized in partnership with the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication (Department of Culture) and the town of Asilah, a statement from the Foundation said on Sunday. It will be marked by the organization of six conferences as part of the 35th edition of the Al-Mouatamid Ibn Abbad Open University. The inaugural conference, entitled “The Maghreb and the Sahel: the inescapable partnership?” will take place from 29 to 31 October, followed by a symposium on “What future for electoral democracy?” (November 3-5), which will be moderated by Luis Amado, former Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs. The conference “The Arabs and new regional and international changes: where is pan-Arabism going?” (November 8-10) will be moderated by the Mauritanian writer and academic Abdullah Ould Abah. This session also provides a tribute conference to the veteran of the Moroccan press, Mohamed Brini (November 11), whose work will be coordinated by the Moroccan journalist Jamal El Mohafid. As for the fifth conference on “Sheikh Zayed: the visionary leader” (12-13 November), it will be marked by the presence of the Emirati Minister of Culture and Youth, Ms. Noura Al-Kaabi, adds the same source. This session should end its work with the second poetic meeting “language of contemporary Arab poetry”, which will be moderated by Moroccan critic Charaf Eddine Majdouline. The press release further specifies that these meetings will see the participation of an audience of researchers, intellectuals, decision-makers and poets from all over the world. This fall session will also be punctuated by a series of workshops (painting, engraving) and workshops focusing, among other things, on children’s writing. The organizers have also planned a “one-man-show” exhibition by the famous painter Khalid El Bekkay, as well as another exhibition on “the summers of the arts” at the gallery of the Hassan II center and two others, including the one is dedicated to the young painters of Asilah at the “Diwan” Gallery of the Palace of Culture and the other reserved for children’s works (gallery of the Hassan II center). Like previous editions, the summer session of the 42nd International Cultural Moussem of Asilah was marked by mural painting, painting and engraving workshops, as well as by “Rabiïyat” exhibitions and those of children, in addition to the children’s writing workshop. Unable to hold the 42nd edition of the Moussem in 2020, due to the Covid-19, the Asilah Forum Foundation nevertheless co-organized, last summer, a series of artistic activities intended to alleviate the effects. of the pandemic on the population and visitors to the city.