- Title: YUGOSLAVIA: INTERNATIONAL PEN CLUB MEETS AT SEASIDE RESORT
- Date: 11th May 1971
- Summary: 1. GV National flags flying outside hotel at Portoroz 0.05 2. GV Authors assembling outside hotel 0.10 3. MV Mrs Mihelic seated at table talking 0.16 4. MV Indian Mr Subramanyam seated 0.19 5. SCU German writer Boll 0.24 6. SCU Sec.Gen. Carver 0.29 7. MV (L to R) Assamoi (I.Coast) Coffin (Belgium) & Mlle. Thi Moai Thinh (S.Vietnam) pose 0.32 8. MV PAN Illyas (Hungary) 0.38 9. GV Presiding committee seated on rostrum 0.43 10. SGV Authors 0.48 11. CU Writer listening 0.51 12. CU Austrian Fischer speaking 0.54 13. SV Authors & writers taking notes 1.00 Initials SGM/1323 SGM/1340 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: Yugoslavia
- Country: Yugoslavia
- Duration: 00:01:00
- Story Text: The International Pen Club, which brings together imaginative writers of most countries to discuss the problems they have in common, had its latest meeting in Yugoslavia, at the seaside resort of Portoroz near Trieste.
One hundred and fifty writers took part from 30 different countries. The meeting began on the 7th. of May, and was due to end on Wednesday the 12th.
The International Pen Club is in the 50th year of its existence.
SYNOPSIS: National flags of 30 nations flew at the seaside resort of Portoroz near Trieste in Yugoslavia last weekend, as the members of the International Pen Club gathered for one of their periodic meetings Mrs Mira Mihelic represented the host country, Yugoslavia.
Other leading writers on hand were the Indian N.K. Subramanyam and West Germany's Heinrich Boll.
Secretary-General is Englishman David Carver.
There were also writers from Africa, from Asia, and from a number of East European countries. A group of observers was present from the Soviet Union.
The Pan members were meeting this time for a Round Table session on the theme "Why Do We Write", and as always in an international grouping like this, there was some heated argument, not always about aesthetic matters.
A Soviet observer was heavily criticised for his attitude to the writer's commitment in the war novel.
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