June 29, 2017

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Former Guardian newspaper building set to become writers’ haven

Union Minister for Information U Ye Htut meets writers U Pe Myint,  Ledwinthar Saw Chit (U Tin Hlaing) and party.
Union Minister for Information U Ye Htut meets writers U Pe Myint,
Ledwinthar Saw Chit (U Tin Hlaing) and party.

The Ministry of Information and the Sarpay Yeikmyon Foundation met Thursday to discuss using the former Guardian newspaper building in Yangon as a creative space to promote Myanmar’s literary scene.
The meeting at the ministry was attended by Union Minister U Ye Htut, Permanent Secretary U Tint Swe and officials, together with writers U Pe Myint, Ledwinthar Saw Chit (U Tin Hlaing) and party.
They discussed drafting rules for usage and rental terms for the two-storey gazette branch building on Merchant Street, formerly the headquarters of the now-defunct domestic newspaper.
The literary foundation plans to cooperate with international organizations to host readings, workshops, talks, exhibitions and contests to promote Myanmar literature. It plans to create offices for writers and literary groups, open book stalls and a café.

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