From the 17th to the 20th of November 2017, in Stockholm, Sweden, Hertfordshire Press Ltd and the Eurasian Creative Guild (London) held the 6th International Open Eurasian Literature Festival & Book Forum. The OEBF festival is an annual cultural event for the Eurasian arena which has been running for five years already.
The task of the festival and the book forum “Open Eurasian Literature” is to create conditions conducive to creative activity, to bring together a community of talented creative people and to attract a broad readership to participate in the cultural life of the Eurasian community. The event sets out to popularise literary creativity and assist in promoting literary publications and the image of the modern writer worldwide through establishment of cultural ties both between the CIS countries and abroad.
Eurasian Creative Guild (London) is a new meeting place for creative talents. As an actual and virtual association, it generates a framework within which creatives from across the board can gather together and discuss their work.
Recently, Western Europe and Sweden in particular became a second home to a large Central Asian community (Uzbek, Turkmen, Kyrgyz, Uighur and others). Whilst seeking to integrate, it is equally important that these communities maintain their cultural identity and links with their homelands, sharing their cultures with Europeans to ensure a peaceful and fruitful coexistence.
“Open Eurasian Literature Festival & Book Forum” — an annual international contest, festival and forum, which unites poets, writers, artists, directors along with anyone else, who considers themselves to be creative from the Eurasia region and all over the world. Contest is held within frameworks of the festival since 2012. Contest is organized in partnership with “Hertfordshire Press” publishing house, built on the principle of openness and interplay of all arts on the basis of literature.