Writers Capital Foundation Head of Press Office Nikos Naoumis Visits Zappeion Book Festival

Athens (Greece): The Writers Capital Foundation Head of the Press Office Nikos Naoumis paid a visit to the ongoing Zappeion Book Festival in Athens. The Book Festival organized by the Book Publishers Association is an institution that for many decades enriches the cultural life of the country.

Talking to the media soon after visiting the festival Nikos Naoumis said that the pandemic had so far kept us away from what people love so much, that is, to be around and share smiles and hugs. He observed what prevailed in Zappeion Book Festival was an ambience full of joy, as everyone expressed their love for the book and the authors at this magnificent place.

Nikos Naoumis reminded everyone not to forget, what kept us going during the many months of forced confinement was a book in the hand – a friend showing us always unconditional and selfless love. Zappeion Book Festival not just about the books. There are the events and actions (theatre, music, book presentations, etc.) that set a true celebration every time.

The Sphere of Freedom

I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free.

Nikos Kazantzakis

At the beginning of the third decade of our century, instead of all the peoples, races, and generally people all over the world, without distinction of origin, colour, or gender, enjoying the absolute freedom of – if nothing else – self-management, unfortunately even more intense is the concern and bitterness that results from the brutal and highly blatant violation of human rights. Especially of the weak, the women and children, as well as the different… The unconventional… Beyond that, however, the discussion concerns freedom per se as a concept in itself. Is there what we all seek, namely “absolute freedom”, or is it just a chimaera, a utopia?

Freedom, this supreme good, the value of insurmountable importance, is, unfortunately, as it seems, completely relevant. When one wishes to live free, one actually means undisturbed by an external factor, in the case of, for example, a state, an occupying force. Unfortunately, our planet is plagued by wars between peoples, even compatriots and all kinds of conflicts and riots…

In a society, and especially one that is well-governed, every human being desires and demands their stated right to be free to express themselves, to live, to move, and to act freely. Not only to think and dream freely, nor only to imagine that they are free… To be truly free. But how truly free is one, even one who is fortunate to have been born into a state of complete freedom, that is, in a democratic regime, in their daily life? Because even in a democracy there are rules, conditions, regulations, and laws applied. In fact, as the greatest philosopher, Aristotle said, “complete freedom involves dangers. “If one does not respect the freedom of others, then freedom easily becomes impunity.” We all know the relative noticeable difference between a crowd that first demonstrates peacefully and then with the slightest incendiary intervention (usually through provocations) turns into a roaring uncontrollable mob. So must even freedom be subject to laws, legislative conditions, and norms? Of course, laws are laws, even the hard ones are often necessary (dura lex, sed lex); so that depends on the laws actually. There are laws that from time to time and under conditions are deemed extremely necessary by the respective legislative power, but also others that circumvent human freedoms (see the cases of dictatorial, authoritarian, and other regimes).

Nonetheless, even in a society where everything works smoothly, even then the individual’s freedoms are called into question. No one can be a member of society if they are not registered from birth, if they do not receive a social security number, an identity card, a tax registration number, etc., in order to be subject to their various social, state, among other, obligations. Therefore there are clear obligations (parallel of course to rights) arising from the integration of the individual into a society and a state from the beginning of their life until their death, which if they do not fulfil, there will be disastrous consequences.

At this point we return to the original question: “After all, is even freedom subject to laws?” From what it seems, so it is, unfortunately, or fortunately… And the question extends even further: Is “freedom under conditions” really freedom? Does it, indeed, deserve its name despite having lost part of its essence?

Finally, what is freedom? The definitions abound, but here a more visualized approach will be given. Based mainly on nature itself, and on the many findings of scientists, who discovered that all living things need their own personal space of freedom. Observing rare species in distant tropical paradises, they concluded that every living being (hereinafter referred to as “individual”) tries, within a larger number than usual, to distance itself from other individuals in order to regain its original state; i.e. to acquire more freedom.

According to this approach, freedom would be considered a kind of transparent, invisible sphere that surrounds us, much like our aura, but of course, its extent is much larger. This sphere is our personal space, the vital sphere which gives us the necessary empty space in order to be able to live – that is, to move, to act comfortably and without restrictions. It is the empty space that is given to us and separates us from that of other people or other living beings that are also surrounded by their respective natural sphere of freedom…

As one can easily understand, the sphere of freedom that surrounds us can only be relevant, as each person cannot and should not go beyond their own sphere and enter – always violently – into the sphere of freedom of another fellow human being or some other living being… Because other living beings each have their own space, their living space, which we call the “ecosystem”, in which they live and act, and usually, man comes to trample with their destructive expansiveness. It is well known that man destroys the way of life of every other being with their reckless actions, which we have seen many times happen with the ecosystems of endangered animal species. Precisely because man enters violently into the sphere of freedom of these beings, violating the implicit laws of nature.

In our case now, of the violent entry of one person into that sphere of another, it is a blatant violation of human rights – or worse, of invading and infringing on the individual or collective freedoms of another. Unfortunately, this violation and abuse is not always punishable, and this is due to many factors, which we will not go into at the moment (some of which are the ignorance of one or both parties, the society in which these people live, their educational and economic background, even their religious beliefs, among many others).

To better understand the theory of the sphere of freedom, let us consider as an example ourselves who live in societies of the western way of thinking and living. Caught up, because of our own needs, in an invisible cobweb that wraps itself around us from the day we are born until the day we finally leave this life. The socio-economic-political conditions that surround us create even more needs and therefore obligations, tying us even more to this web. Debts arising from the growing need for a higher – but not necessarily better – standard of living are a form of such commitment, as are tax and other obligations. Social cheques are also payable upon demand. Confined in our small houses, in an urban densely populated area, we are obliged to tolerate our neighbours as they will be obliged to tolerate us as well. Especially in big cities, people live as if we were beings enclosed in a cocoon, which we have wrapped around ourselves, for our own protection. Driven by an external or merely internal need to shut ourselves in our microcosm, for our own “safety”. And we are not even talking about cases like the pandemic that has plagued the planet in recent years, we are simply taking the example of the “normal state”, normalcy – as we used to know it before the confinement, before the quarantine and the lockdowns.

So let us imagine the picture as follows: We are enclosed (others would say more intensely, in fact, “trapped”) each in a separate microcosm, our own sphere of freedom, in the hope that one sphere does not collide with that of the others. This microcosm lies within the society that has welcomed us, elsewhere more or less more hospitably, which in turn tends to collide with other social and other types of structures, within a city that has its own unbroken or non-boundaries, a country that has to maintain after suffering and often following wars its internal or external borders by domestic intrigue or foreign occupation, in a continent that often even the “tricks” of tectonic plates cause seismic and negative economic implications – let alone if we come to consider all those geopolitical-geostrategic, socio-political, economic, religious, etc. games and interests, which even in times of peace cause tensions and conflicts on a planet where the West is constantly in conflict with the East, the North with the South… And at the same time the planet is constantly on the move – in a perpetual course (as “everything flows and all perishes – Heraclitus») – in an uninterrupted equally flowing and the immovable universe, which in turn surrounds it, delimits it, defines it, compresses it, limits it …
The conclusion that can be drawn following the thread of the few thoughts mentioned above is that one cannot be completely free, and no one and nothing can escape their predetermined frameworks… Without entering into the theory or discussion of our predetermined life by fate, destiny or karma…

Therefore, are we all doomed to live in a state of non-freedom? In a state of subservience? It is possible, though, that man’s “free will” and selfless and unconditional love for fellow human beings and nature in general, could bring about a change for the better, and especially in the interest of mankind and Nature, and therefore all of us. Through the change of the hitherto mentality, through the collapse of the falsely established walls and prejudices, through the deconstruction of entrenched perceptions that separate us as a human race and alienate us from our human nature and Nature itself as a whole.

We will feel free during this life and not after we pass Acheron only when we voluntarily open each of us – individually and all together – the sphere of our freedom to our fellow man or to any living being. If we open up the sphere that surrounds us to embrace our fellow man with love and understanding of their own need for freedom, then and only then will we all together be able to shape the collective “universal freedom” that will surround us all as a single sphere, in a harmonious coexistence on a planet where all living beings will live in conditions of celestial spheres of absolute purity, clarity and peace…

Article by Irene Doura-Kavadia

Panorama International Arts & Sculpture Festival 2021: Interview with Renato Reúl Ulloa, Coordinator, Ecuador

Renato Reúl Ulloa was born in Quito (Ecuador). He completed a few courses in drawing, painting etc. at the Faculty of Arts at Central University of Ecuador and AIU. His works are influenced by the hieroglyphs of cultures such as Egyptian, Sumerian, however mainly from the pre-Columbian cultures of America, where he made some artistic appreciation of archaeological sites and museums in Latin America and his own country. Without copying these symbols, he has created his own work of art using pictographs, hieroglyphs and graphics with a contemporary glance.

He has participated in more than 200 exhibitions both individual and collective ones. His works have been exhibited in galleries and museums in various
countries of the world such as House of Ecuadorian Culture, Camilo Egas
Museum, Guayaquil Municipal Museum, Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum, PUCE Cultural Center, Ministry of Culture and Heritage of Ecuador, Center Cultural Itchimbia, Peru Ibero-American Art Hall, Lima Metropolitan Museum, Nesle Gallery, Alpha in France, D ‘Art San Vicente de Raspeig Gallery, ArteAdiscar Gallery Spain, Delle Prigioni Gallery, Italy, etc. His work stood out in the Intercontinental Biennial of Indigenous Art, and received first place in Drawing and Order of Merit of Commander Belmonte-OCB, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL.

During these years he has also created illustrations, glass painting, stained glass and Art Nouveau furniture design. His works are to be found in the Casal Catalá Quito, the Benetton Imago Mundi Foundation Museum in Treviso, Italy, the Peruvian Embassy, the Nuevo Horizonte Ecuador Foundation, the Andante Spain Foundation Museum, the Azabache Peru Foundation, The Nala Project Germany and in private collections in the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, France, Peru, Ecuador, etc. He was Coordinator of the “Amerindia” Festival, Intercontinental Encounter of Visual Artists, “Al Sur del Sur” Art Festival, member of the Academy of Arts and Letters of Gastronomic Poetry of Brazil, Ambassador of Andante in South America, Ambassador of The Nala Project in Ecuador and Ambassador of World Peace in Lumbini (2021-2025).

Welcome, Renato! Would you like to tell us a few things about yourself?

Since I was a child, I always wanted to be an artist, but my family had rejected that idea. I was inclined to study Accounting because it is a lucrative career, however when I finished accounting studies I did not like working in this field. Thus, I ended up studying Arts and dedicated myself to it. Therefore, I know that the only goal in my life is to create art. The works that I produce are inspired by the ancestral cultures of the world, in which our identity is found with a contemporary work of art. My mission is to develop this heritage.

What is art in your perspective?

I consider that every object that we have in our environment has artistic characteristics, that is, from a computer, the table, the chair, the light bulb, a garment, the comb, the toothbrush, to industrial objects such as a hammer or a wheelbarrow. They have a utilitarian purpose, but I also consider it aesthetic, but crafts, advertising, and decoration should not be confused with art. Since the beginning of humanity, the human being has shaped their essence, emotions, and thought through art and has evolved. Contemporary art is the art of our time; “any object can be art, anyone can be an artist” I consider it a fraud. Not everything is art and not all are artists, what is sold for art is not art, it is a business and marketing of galleries, such as selling an invisible work! The influence they have on the bourgeoisie is tremendous and they buy these objects for millions of dollars, but it is just talk that does not make sense and this should be considered as Hamparte, while art is the one that involves work, technique and knowledge.

Do you think art could be a medium for social change? If yes, how?

Art not only transmits emotions but also messages that can be used as a tool to educate, change and influence the thinking of a society transmitted through any genre of art, painting, music, theater, cinema, etc. It can also affect positively or negatively since it makes us reflect on our existence, social conflicts or daily life, so that it plays a very important role in building a more just and supportive world, playing a mediating role and communication engine.

In these difficult times, is art a refuge?

Art can be used as therapy to reduce stress and overcome problems, to improve physical and psychological well-being, venting emotions, frustrations, etc. In this way it can bring us spiritual peace and joy, since negative emotions, problems and frustrations if not removed, eventually may lead to stroke or cardiac arrest. Art can be one of the therapeutic instruments to help overcome this.

Why did you take part in the Panorama Arts & Sculpture festival by Writers Capital Foundation?

Because I have been working on a work based on the defense of the seabed, since this constitutes life on the surface and for the fight against climate change, to conserve and protect a Natural Heritage for Humanity such as the Galapagos and I have represented it using a last made of recycled shoe wood inside a circular support that symbolizes the world. In the lower left there is a plastic bottle and a tire representing marine pollution. Many species die or suffer amputations and malformations or are poisoned by feeding on microplastics and plastic particles that are a time bomb as animals mistake them for food and that ends up in our diet, so their consumption should be reduced as much as possible. There is also a circuit board that represents the technology of the factories from which a tube comes out that spews waste, gas emissions into the water and which are the main sources of global pollution. Thus, by taking part in PANORAMA Festival I join my voice and protest along with that of all the artists’ across the globe for a better future for us all. I congratulate the organizers of Writers Capital Foundation and send my warmest regards from Ecuador to Greece, the hosting country of the Festival.

Panorama Internationals Arts & Sculpture Festival 2021: Interview with Francisco Speicher, Coordinator, Argentina

Francisco Speicher: (1983) Born in the capital Salta, based in the city of Buenos Aires, studied at the Tomás Cabrera School of Fine Arts. He is a visual artist, cultural manager and curator. He made multiple individual and group exhibitions in museums, cultural centers and galleries. Most relevant exhibitions in the country: 25th Anniversary Buenos Aires Design, Contra cancer by the health ministry at the Borges Cultural Center, Solo show at Alianza French Fortabat Center in Buenos Aires and individual in Museum of the City of San Fernando.Mas re-elected abroad: Individual at the Ward Nasse Gallery in Nueva York, Picassiana at ArteDiscar Málaga, Spain, Art Olympia Tokyo, Japan and Doukkalas Colors, Morocco. I also organize multidisciplinary events and exhibitions. He was director of the Aristene Papi Cultural Center in two periods (2011 and 2012). In 2017 he was elected by the government of Tunisia to represent Argentina in the International Meeting and Congress of artists in the city of Zarzis in that country. I founded the artist collective “La melange” with who held multiple exhibitions in Buenos Aires and Salta. Currently he directs his own Art Gallery: Iglu Boutique Art Gallery.

Let ‘s welcome Francisco Speicher who is our coordinator for Argentina!

Welcome Mr. Speicher!

Would you like to tell us a few things about yourself?

I am an Argentine artist, cultural manager, and curator. I was born in Salta, a province in the north of my country, but I have been living in Buenos Aires for several years. I work in both places. I like to connect the public with culture, especially with emerging artists. I like that people are amazed at discovering new ways of making art.

What is art from your perspective?

Art is the most profound form of expression of the human being that can also generate a reaction in the others, that is why it is so important. We can possibly generate as many emotions as there are in us. It is a wonderful tool, that allows us to describe the time in which we live and generate meaningful changes.

Do you think that art could be a means for social change? If so, how?

I believe that art is a tool for meaningful change and advancing visionary ideas and innovation, projecting ideas, perspectives, and reflecting reality. The art is social itself, so of course, it can generate a change of society’s paradigms, and in fact, it has done so throughout world history.

In these difficult times, is art a refuge?

Art is always a refuge for artists and for society, especially in difficult times such as now. It serves as a breeding ground for new ideas and expression of so many contemporary situations.

How do you imagine our planet a decade from now?

I believe that if we do not change some paradigms and situations such as pollution, the indiscriminate use of resources, and economic inequality, we are heading towards an almost uninhabitable planet and a tremendously individualistic society with a bigger social injustice. Art is one of the tools that can help us to raise awareness.

Can artists from around the world collaborate to balance the planet?

By joining together, we already give an example of working together towards that objective of helping society. A really difficult objective in itself, due to the individualism that prevails.

Why did you participate in the Writers Capital Foundation’s Panorama Arts & Sculpture festival?

Ending animal abuse is a most noble cause. I love animals as beautiful living beings. I think they are part of this planet and universal harmony just like everything that surrounds us. Encouraging and actively participating in this initiative from the human and artistic perspective is of utmost importance.

How would you further contribute to universal harmony?

I believe that when we learn that we are more than individuals, and we learn that we are a unified whole with the universe, we can begin to change everything. Similar energies and vibrations attract each other and if through the art we can generate that, it will be a great step towards a more brilliant common goal.

Panorama Internationals Arts & Sculpture Festival 2021: Interview with Gloria María Holguín Calderón, Coordinator for Colombia

While the Panorama Arts & Sculpture Festival is underway bringing together hundreds of artists from across the world, there are a few who have made this festival a grand success. We are here to introduce the coordinators who have done a brilliant job of gathering the artists for the mighty cause of humanity.

Gloria María Holguín Calderón was born in Santafé de Bogotá in 1961, and later settled in Santiago de Cali in 1970. She exercised her initial career as a Public Accountant for twenty years. However, art was something that had always touched her heart, so in 2005 she entered the School of Plastic Arts of the Popular Institute of Culture of Cali. “The invisibility of women in art” is a work that gave her the title of Plastic Artist. In 2014 she began professional studies in Visual Arts at the Antonio José Camacho University Institution and obtained the title of master’s in visual arts. Currently, she is a cultural manager that tends to generate exhibition spaces in unconventional places that give visibility to female artists. She continues in her studio painting and also writing poems. She is also working on her book on ordinary women who have dedicated their lives to different manifestations in art.

Let ‘s welcome Gloria María Holguín Calderón who is our coordinator for Colombia!

Welcome Gloria!

Would you like to tell us a few things about yourself?

Of course. Art came to me since I was a child and yet it was not until my adolescence that I began to put drawing and painting into practice. These initial expressions of art were straightforward and served as illustrations in notebooks or in my poetry writing. Over time I studied Public Accounting but definitely my essence was in the field of art. In the maturity of my life and in one of the most difficult stages, my real destiny pushed me to study arts. Currently I am a Plastic Artist with an emphasis in painting graduated from the Popular Institute of Culture, I am also a Master in Visual Arts graduated from The Antonio José Camacho University Institution.

What is art from your perspective?

Art for me is one of the ways in which the essence of being manifests itself, it is a concrete expression that magnifies and dignifies the human spirit. It is a response to the way humans see the world.

Do you think that art could be a means for social change? If so, how?

Definitely yes. I think this is proven. In my country – Colombia – there are neighborhoods located on the outskirts of the main cities where a bet has been made on the different manifestations of art and the result of this has been that these places have become tourist, paint murals, beautify their houses and stairs, betting on artisan work and creating workshops for young people and children have re-signified the very existence of these societies to the point that they are no longer classified as dangerous places. Art should be an important part of the public policies of a country, it should be a compulsory subject in the teaching of schools and colleges.

In these difficult times, is art a refuge?

Yes, I think it is a beautiful refuge. Without art in all its manifestations, I think we would not have been able to withstand the quarantines that have occurred due to the pandemic. Without art there are events in our life that we would not overcome.

How do you imagine our planet a decade from now?

I believe that our children and youth are more aware of what is bad for nature and the planet, so I imagine a planet that is cleaner, fairer and more balanced, more orderly and less consumer.

Can artists from around the world collaborate to balance the planet?

I believe that artists are morally obliged to point out what does not work well within a society, a country and the world in general. That is why some manifestations in art tend to be perceived as shocking, that seems to me that it generates an impact and a call for attention in the spectators that result in being aware and changing already established patterns.

Why did you participate in the Writers Capital Foundation Panorama Arts & Sculpture festival?

I think it is important to support these types of initiatives because they contribute to generating awareness and having a better world

How would you further contribute to universal harmony?

I think you should be aware that the changes are initially generated from within myself and then from the example this is replicated. Being an Artist – activist, supporting NGOs and programs for children, giving my knowledge in art to those who require it.

An Interview With Irene Doura-Kavadia by Nikos Naoumis

An active educator, writer, poet with many distinctions in Greece and abroad, mother and wife, is in addition to a modern woman and successful professional, the new General Secretary of the Writers Capital International Foundation. 

Born in Athens, Greece, she has been engaged since childhood in studying, writing, and learning foreign languages. She graduated from the Faculty of German Language and Literature (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens). With her dissertation she was awarded a Specialisation in Contrastive Linguistics. Further, she was awarded the Master’s Degree (MSc.) in Computational Linguistics (Faculty of Linguistics at the National & Kapodistrian University, Faculty of Computer Engineering & Robotics – National Technical University). She worked as a volunteer at the research team of the National Institute for Research & Technology “Demokritos” (Dpt. of Microelectronics) and participated in the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (Paper 2004, Irene Doura et al.).

For many years she worked as a tutor of foreign languages (English, German, French and Spanish) in private schools and as a translator and research associate in law firms, specialising in European patents. She is currently the owner and Director of Studies at “Academy Centres As a writer she has participated in various international literary competitions and has received corresponding awards, accolades and honors. She is a member of the National Union of Writers, the World Peace Academy, the International “World Poets Society”, the American “International Writers Association”.

She is also a member of the UNESCO Arts, Letters, and Sciences Greece, Member of the World Philosophical Forum Greece, as well as Member of Board in two Organisations, one being the Node of Friends of the Red Cross. She has been involved in projects in various exhibitions, art festivals and other cultural events, and her works have been recited in many competitions, poetic & musical events, festivals and art features, both in Greece and abroad. She has coordinated both Literary competitions as well as International Fine Arts Exhibitions. Poems and texts of hers have been issued in literary magazines, anthologies, collections of short stories, online literary encyclopedias and websites that promote literature and culture (Cyprus, Italy, Spain, India, Australia, Canada, the USA, Latin america, South Korea, Brasil, Japan, Vietnam, Russia, and countries of the Balkans). Her educational and literary books – both in Greek and in English – are taught in several private institutions as well as state schools in Greece, Cyprus and other European countries in different educational levels.

She currently gives a series of lectures as a linguist – teacher of foreign languages – translator, as well as a litterateur in international congresses, conferences and other cultural events representing her country. She has been acknowledged for her work by many Organizations, such as the Municipality of Athens, as a successful entrepreneur by “Women Leaders – 2019 and 2020”, and as a distinguished personality of her country by “Who Is Who– Purple Edition, 2020”. In 2020 she was appointed The Director of Writers Capital Hellas and following that the Secretary General of the Writers Capital International Foundation runs projects as the Secretary General of Writers Capital Foundation towards the end of uniting intellectuals worldwide in an effort to promoting cultural diversity, humanitarianism, and world peace.

We are very happy to host her at culterepoint.gr!

Ms. Doura, what exactly is the Writers Capital International Foundation?

The Writers Capital International Foundation is a global organization founded by President Preeth Nambiar out of love for writers, creators, and intellectuals around the world who share with him the vision of a better society based on universal values​​such as equality, solidarity, humanism, altruism… Himself being a poet, writer, and humanist, is strongly possessed by the vision of gathering around our organisation intellectuals and cultural bodies, who will contribute to this goal, each from their own base. I feel very honored to offer from my position all my energy to such high goals, placing myself in the service of humanity.

How many countries participate in this vision?

The organization has branches in about 40 countries, some with more and others with less active action, always depending on the needs of each society and country at a given time. As already mentioned, this is a mainly charitable organization, which once started with the primary purpose of supporting writers and artists in general around the world to acquire the necessary foundations that will pave the way for an international career, but also to set the foundations of change – a social and mainly cultural change. The Foundation therefore promotes universal values ​​such as fellowship, solidarity, multiculturalism, and world peace. It is involved in various social projects and also conducts permanent educational programs for children and adolescents, aimed at their holistic development and course for a good life. It promotes the goals of the United Nations and also supports the actions of UNICEF and UNESCO, while advocating for the rights of the sick, children, women, and differently abled people, as well as for the preservation of the international cultural heritage.

What are the goals of the organization?

The goals of the organization, in addition to any permanent or emergency assistance to the afflicted fellow human being, are divided into 4 major main axes. I will briefly refer to each of them:

  1. The social work

It conducts various programs that allow cultural interaction between countries and communities through literary/ art/ music/ film festivals and other activities that further broaden human consciousness, bring about a sense of unity and spread the values​​of world peace and harmonious coexistence.

  1. The educational project

It aims to support children from economically and socially poor backgrounds to dream and achieve higher goals in life, leading them to material and spiritual success through quality value-based education, so that they grow up as ideal citizens who will support the sustainable future of the planet.

  1. The environmental project

It aims to create a community of volunteers who will spread the values ​​of natural conservation and the protection of natural resources throughout the planet. It also aims to promote the construction of environmentally-friendly and self-sustainable homes, ideal for minimalist living through the use of the triptych “reduce, reuse, recycle”. An additional goal is the protection of the world cultural heritage

  1. The charity work

Its aim is to provide food, shelter, and holistic education to needy children until they are prepared for independent living. Likewise, a nursing home for the homeless, and support for our fellow differently abled human beings.

What actions have you taken so far?

The actions are multidimensional and multiple. In addition to permanent educational and charitable programs, new ones are being added due to latest needs arising from the pandemic . Recently the organization supported India, which has been hit the harshest of all countries by the pandemic with a special poetry-music festival to initially inspire the people, as well as the symbolic and substantial action of distributing food in hospitals of three major cities, to the suffering companions of patients for a number of days, providing them with a significant relief. The three reference cities are Kerala, Mysore and Jaipur. At the same time, we did not forget to take care of our little four-legged friends, which unfortunately seem to be currently forgotten by everyone, and in favour of which we are currently conducting our Panorama arts festival, namely in favor of their rights, and which has been taking place for two months now.

At the same time, there are other activities such as series of audiovisual anthologies, which aim to introduce the new generation through image and sound into poetry, but also to enable our visually impaired fellow human beings to enjoy literature in the most beautiful way, through the voice of a writer. Another series of audiovisual anthologies concerns self-improvement, self-awareness and empowerment with the view to also eliminating daily stress. We will also soon offer online courses in medicine, philosophy, psychology, and healing by specialized scientific staff, such as educators, doctors, life coach specialists, etc.

What is the PANORAMA-Art and Sculpture Festival and what are its purposes?

This is the 1st International Art Festival organized by our organization and we are very proud that we have had a record of participations of more than 300 artists from around the world for this good cause, namely in favour of animal rights. Artists from more than 30 countries with their amazing works united their voices against violence to all living beings. Because “human culture is reflected in the way we treat animals.” So Art unites us in this goal as well. The social change, the change of mentality and the ill- acquired habits. Because we all have only one life – and our motto, therefore, “ONE LIFE”! In terms of the response from artists that exceeded all expectations, especially amidst the pandemic, it was obvious that we can bring about change, especially if we unite ourselves and educate the younger generation properly. The culmination of all efforts is the recognition of our festival by international organizations, cultural bodies, TV and Radio channels, websites and people of culture, whom we thank warmly for the coverage and support of the institution.

Before we bring this beautiful interview to an end, I want you to tell me where we can find out about all the above activities and how can a writer-creator unite their voice with yours?

Our organisation is open to any writer-poet or artist-creator, who can join our respective group (literary, artistic, youth, etc.) and unite his voice and passion for art with us very simply, through a message . Either to exchange views with our team of intellectuals-writers-creators or for their personal improvement and, why not ?, their promotion in the world community. In fact, anyone – whether a writer, poet or creator – can write an e-mail and apply to become a member or even a volunteer in our activities. We are always very happy to welcome new members with the same vision for a better society, in which we all deserve to live – especially a society we will be proud to pass on to our children, the new generation, our only hope. Anyone interested in finding out more about our organization’s activities, can visit our website https://writerscapitalfoundation.org/ and our social media: Writers Capital Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/WritersCapitalFoundation Panorama International Arts & Literature Festival Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PanIntFest Writers Capital YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WritersCapitalFoundation Panorama International Arts & Literature Festival YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYxSP2174YtvF15KgQPJ1Gg/videos

Thank you very much for this first communication and we would like to inform those who read us that culturepoint.gr will be by your side as a Media sponsor for your activities!

Thank you, Mr. Naoumis and Culturepoint.gr for the hospitality and for the to-the-point questions that will inform the public and will contribute to the promotion of the noble causes and projects by WRITERS CAPITAL FOUNDATION.

WELCOME NIKOS NAOUMIS, Public Relations Officer, WCIF, Greece

Born in Athens, Greece, Nikos Naoumis is a political scientist and a writer. He studied Political sciences and Public Administration at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Later on, he specialised in International Relations before joining a government organisation as a political analyst. Challenging his own limitations to see the physical world, he has developed an inner vision that encompasses everything that is even beyond the perception of an ordinary human being. He dreams of a boundless world without discriminations. As an author, he has published articles in reputed journals and has published novels too.

We have immense pleasure to welcome Mr. Nikos Naoumi to Writers Capital Foundation as the Public Relations Officer for Greece. We are sure that his effective communication strategies would help the foundation to reach millions across the world.

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Artists across the world raise their voice against cruelty towards animals; Panorama International Arts & Sculpture festival begins

Athens (Greece): Artists and sculpturists from across the world have joined together to end cruelty towards animals in the Panorama International Arts festival. The yearly festival conducted by Writers Capital Foundation is hosted in Athens, Greece. Due to the pandemic, the festival is conducted virtually this year.

As many as 300 participants from all over the world have registered for the event on the theme ‘One Life: Stop Cruelty towards animals’. Artists will be using their creative works to raise awareness against animal abuse. The works will be gathered and showcased on various social media pages.

‘Panorama International Arts and Sculpture festival is dedicated to drawing the attention of the world towards issues concerning humanity. This year the theme is for raising awareness against animal abuse’, said foundation’s Secretary General Irene Doura-Kavadia. ‘We strongly believe that writers, artists and also others who are involved in creative expressions can create a major impact in society’, she added.

The festival that will continue for a month will also be a venue for artists to communicate with each other to further expand their knowledge and expertise in arts. Panorama Golden Award for lifetime achievement and awards for best entries during the festival will also be announced soon after the festival, said the organisers.

An international non-profit, non-political and non-religious organisation for writers and creators across the world, Writers Capital Foundation’s principal aim is to bring writers and others who are in the field of creative expressions under a single umbrella to share their experiences, expertise and to further inspire their calibre.

Apart from the arts festival, the organisation is also conducting Panorama International Literature Festival and several other programmes to inspire humanity. The organisation is registered under the UN Social Council supporting the aims and objectives of the United Nations, UNICEF and UNESCO.

WELCOME PRADEEP NAMBIAAR, Public Relations Officer, WCIF

Hailing from the green paradise of India which is famed as ‘God’s Own Country’, Pradeep Nambiaar is a journalist and PR entrepreneur based in Delhi. He was born in Kannur of Kerala in the year 1975 and completed his basic education before pursuing his master’s degree in Human Resource Management. He has served various organisations helping them to establish themselves well. He has worked with a leading Malayalam daily based in New Delhi as National Coordinator and he is also the coordinator of Kochi International Book Festival.

We have immense pleasure to welcome Mr. Pradeep Nambiaar to Writers Capital Foundation as the Public Relations Officer. We are sure that his effective communication strategies would help the foundation to reach millions across the world.

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