Havana, Cuba.- The Cuban President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, is participating this Sunday in the closing ceremony of the 9th Congress of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC). The delegates to the event debate in the final day on the current challenges of Cuban culture, prior to the presentation of the new presidency of Uneac elected by vote.

During the meeting held this Sunday and Saturday, in the Convention Center in Havana, the writers and artists of Cuba gathered in the entity strengthened the commitment to contribute so that this organization permeates and talks with the social class of the nation.

They also exchanged on the impact of new technologies that coexist with traditional modes of communication and ways to foster the formation of an audience capable of discerning with critical judgment what is culturally valuable and authentic.

Under the slogan ‘Without culture there is no possible freedom’, it is hoped that the event will mark the starting point for a new stage of work at Uneac, an institution founded in 1961 by the national poet Nicolas Guillen.

Currently, the entity has 9,000 members and branches in all the provinces of the country.

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