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Second Congress of International PEN Uyghur Center:

PEN Conference on Uyghur-Hungarian Writers Literature & Cultural Exchange Symposium of PEN International Ural-Altaic Network
Conference 20-24 February, 2011

Second Congress of Uyghur PEN

Ural-Altaic Network Conference 20-24 February 2011 Meeting venue: Hungarian Writers Union and President Hotel, Budapest

February 18, 2011

Dear Delegates,

After the success of the network’s first conference in Istanbul 2009 summer, the Hungarian and Uyghur PEN centers has been successfully hold network’s first academic conference, in Tállya, Hungary, in 26-30th May 2010. Second conference was in Bishkek – Kirgizstan in 22-26 July 2010 co-hosts by Japan, Uyghur and Kirgiz PEN.

This time Uyghur PEN calling it second Congress from February 20-24, 2011 in Budapest - Hungary. Congress schedule include report from 2011 and future plan –project of Uyghur PEN. With this opportunity Uyghur PEN, Hungarian PEN and Hungarian writers union call literal and Cultural exchange conference. These events are first time in the history of this two cousin’s after long 1500 years of separation.

The PEN Conference on Uyghur-Hungarian Writers literature and cultural exchange symposium of PEN International Ural-Altai Network Conference (21st February Afternoon) will be a half a day, combined cultural and literary gathering. The conference will bring together writers, poets, Journalist and linguists of Uyghur and Hungarian people — languages family of “Ural-Altaic” language. On the literary side, the conference will include presentations of papers on literature and freedom of expression, we will invite poets from these countries to read their original work. For the cultural context of the conference, on 21st February 7:00 PM - The London Uyghur Ensemble give performance of Uyghur folk music & song.

A publication will follow after, with collection of Uyghur and Hungarian languages.

Papers may be submitted in Uyghur and Hungarian languages, but will be translated for the publication. Please forward the call for papers to specialists in the field in your country.

Accommodation, food and travel will be covered and a travel stipend for the trip to Hungary will be offered to all applicable participants. The sum will depend on each person’s needs and the funding available to us. (Uyghur PEN)

Important dates:

Poet recommendations should be received by February 11, 2011.

Literary papers (or one page summaries) should be submitted by February 15, 2011.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask. Direct your questions to

Meeting venue and accommodation:


Kaiser Abdurusul ÖzHun

President of International PEN Uyghur Centre

Chair of Ural-Altay PEN solidarity networks

The Hungarian PEN - Hungarian Writers Union - Uyghur PEN Centers

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