Ο Kristaq F. Shabani, Πρόεδρος του PEGASI - ΑΛΒΑΝΙΑΣ
: ""The leitmotif of the Symposium is: "We are all Angels ... Come join our wings and fly together ... SIMPOZIUMI I DYMBËDHJETË NDËRKOMBËTAR I LETËRSISË “MUZA POETIKE PEGASI-2021” ME OBJEKT : “DIVERSITETI I MENDIMIT LETRAR DHE ARTISTIK , UNIVERSIALITETI I VLERAVE NË LETËRSI DHE NË ARTIN BASHKËKOHOR” July 14, 2021 (Wednesday GJIROKASTRA, ALBANIA) Welcoming speech of the President of IAWPA “PEGASI” ALBANIA, Prof. Kristaq F. Shabani, writer, poet, researcher, aesthete at the opening of the Curtain of the 12th SYMPOSIUM OF PEGASI INTERNATIONAL Dear special friends of the magical Art of the colourful word of colour, of the dynamic and beautiful soul! Dear poets and scholars from the country and from the world! Dear collaborators and co-participants on this important and historic event for contemporary world literature! Dear poets, writers, scholars, artists from all partner countries, our good and dear friends who, at least, we have 25 years since, with much vivacity and love we have spoken figuratively in our old and genius languages, we have fought for a diversity of literary and artistic thought, we have developed the universal exchange of values and competed in favour of literary and artistic progress. Sacrifices are often beautiful and tempting, especially when they are designed for the art of figuration! All of you, who are present virtually here today and those who will follow us on social networks and some who find virtual presence impossible, have not uttered a single word in Albanian in this ancient language of eagles. First of all, we wanted to thank you for sacrificing Your time with an active presence for something sacred and adorable as Literature and art; to also thank all the poets and writers, writers, artists, scholars, publishers, anywhere in the world, who gave their assistance with their intellect and their intellectual and professional mental skills during this quarter of a century of the existence of the partnership with the Albanian Pegasi, which, with its major activities took on the dimensions of a great literary hurricane. Special thanks to Mrs. Teresinka Pereira President of IWA (Ohio USA), Beniamin Uzon former Presient of UPLI (post mortal), Mrs. Panajota Zaloni, President of the Association of Writers and Poets ”XASTERON”, the Publisher of the literary magazine “KELENO” Athens, Greece, Dinos Koubatis the President of the Writers Association “Caffe of Ideas” Selamine, Handa Sendoo (Mongolia), Adolf Shvjedçikov (Russia, Los Angeles), Nadia Cella -Pop (Romania), Patrick Sammut (Malta), the President of the Pegasi Brasilian Alternative Academy Prof. Magna Aspasia Montenelle (Brasil), Francisco Azuela (Bolivia); The Poet and Journalist Michael Rothenberg, the organizer of the ten world powerful manifestations “100.000 World Poets for change”, the Secretary Genral of Poetas Del Mundo, Mr. Luiz Aranzo, Mrs Giovanna di Volti Lombardia (ALIAS Australia), Mr. Mimmo Imbrogno, President of Alternative Academy of Arbëresh of Italy, The President of the Association “Teuta” the artist, director and Publisher of the magazine “ILIRIA” in Croatia, Mrs. Shenida Bilalli… The list of thanks is much long, as also the contribution is very big. Among us, without doubt, today are the 3000 poets and poetesses participants our Universal Anthology “OPEN LANE” from 130 countries of the world, which has become an anthological belt and two of these anthologies have won the great prize issued by IWA (USA). Some of these, mentioned above, are present during these days of the Symposium progress virtually here with their speeches such as: Nadia Cella - Pop, Patrich Sammut, Teresinka Pereira, Kuldeep Srivastava… I am obliged to thank the excellent work of Prof. Dr. Florentin Scamarache, who, in addition to his speech, has sent his books on paradoxical literature to the International Fair. We come to this symposium event after 11 of this kind of international level and a Congress of Literature; we come with thousands of activities of different formats and in different countries, we come after thousands of publications in different languages, after many conferences and other formats. We have electrified with our dimensional activities readers, scholars in many countries of the World. I can tell you today that there are over 6000 personalities from different countries, poets, writers, artists, publishers, presidents of associations, academies and others who have contact with us, especially during the great literary, artistic and cultural engagements… Dear Panajota Zaloni, You came to Albania several times, about which you asked so many questions, published so many, but also contacted and really knew, this great poetic spirit, this great epic fire, this bright toning of freedom. And the beginning of the acquaintance, the fulfilment of the dream, for the recognition of Albania starts here from this place which surprises and warms spiritually. During these 20 years of existence you have done an extraordinary job with the famous and world literary magazine "KELENO", realizing the universal exchange of values between poets and poetesses around the world. We will continue the cooperation with you and all of you others in the future, further expanding the space of action and influence. Our friend, Dinos Coubatis, an impulsive link in the poetic trajectory, a dynamic example of warmth and connection between the two white-haired of the Balkans…, but also with the poetic, literary, symbolic, artistic arsenal of other peoples… Here is what literature does: it unites, dynamizes, accelerates in progress, opens the eyes of those who follow it, blinds the blind, makes the tongue-tied play with figurative speech, heals the crippled… Not in vain, a parable of my creative wealth says: mutilation is not mutilation, when a part is missing in the body, mutilation is mutilation when the brain moves from its place (in "Fatal Keyword") I would like to greet, on your behalf, all literary enthusiasts, all authors, and artists wherever they are, all the virtual attendees this week, who love literature, art! We have a very big, beautiful and very rich soul, which they unfold and we are the reference point for the supreme people. The beautiful soul never dies. Such examples abound throughout the world. Here is Moliere, here is Leon Tolstoy and many constellations of life… July is in its scorching heat, in the explosion of "flowering", when an event is being celebrated, which can be outlined and travelled in the future with an increasingly beautiful repetition. We come to this event, after a painful pandemic, where the literary and artistic world also lost many authors and artists. May their memory last forever! It was an idea of the people of letters to organize this Symposium in honour of the Birthday of Pegasi… Gjirokastra, this town with an immortal heart, with uplifting imagination, fertile fantasy, contouring and empowering fantasy in seven typical hills, resembling a intelligent week - Monday - Sunday and magical repetition is the birthplace of Pegasi…, so it explodes beautifully from the mountainous chest, followed by oral and phonetic honey, by the architecture mounted with a spirit of welcome: "You came" to this town virtually, now we know how to add pleasure to your sensitive hearts, to your watchful eyes… Let us fantasize and hope that you will have the goodness to come to this stunning space, to this celestial Olympic ascension, to this magical relief fit, in this light of wisdom, and, without doubt, you will produce sketches, stories, reports, articulated dedications… And you poets of a part of the world, you have come here from long distances, you have come with your messages, with the verses poured in the greetings, with your books, with the competitive creations in the free competition "PEGASI 2021", where everything is said sensibly and with a lot of courage… This town, no matter how ancient it is, there have never been so many poets, civilized people of the Globe present… Such a poetic, artistic arrival, no matter the distance, feels close, very close and this situation is deeply sensitive, beautiful and fiery in such cultured towns with capacities practiced and placed in points of greatness of history full of traditions, such as Gjirokastra, which is motivated not only figuratively "strange city", or the production of conceived wonder. Here, in this dynamic architecture, in this stone carpet, in this representation of what the inhabitants of this strange town know how to do…, or in this giant book with letters, with surprising stone formats, where the emblematic format framed by the sky, by the ground, near and far, impresses you, stops you from looking at and reading the "annual reports", to open the archives with a stately key. The art of the Albanian word combined with speaking in a dynamic language, such as: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, etc., will show that the journey of universal exchange of values will light our souls and will prove that we, better than anyone, know how to get along with each other, know how to universalize values, excel at progress, as we are capable and educated with the boldest politics of enlightenment, without shading, contemporary literary politics, illuminated by a grouping of innovations… We are the cream and human society must turn its gaze towards us, as its future, without the presence of our qualitative social and progressive abundance of thought, it becomes swampy, rachitic… In this symposium with object: "DIVERSITY OF LITERARY AND ARTISTIC THOUGHT, UNIVERSALITY OF VALUES IN LITERATURE AND CONTEMPORARY ART" we will express our opinions, using analytics for all materials, which all participants from all countries are familiar with. The leitmotif of the Symposium is: "We are all Angels ... Come join our wings and fly together ... Goal: Realization of the highest level of literary contact, debate, consultancy, presentation of Albanian Pegasi writers, poets and artists, and poets, writers and artists from different parts of the world 1. THE FIRST DAY, WEDNESDAY, THE 14TH OF JULY CALLED: "THE CURTAIN DAY, THE DAY OF UNIVERSALITY OF VALUES" (LITERATURE AND ART) II. THE SECOND DAY, THURSDAY, JULY 15TH "The Day of Poetic manifestations, experience" (Worldwide Manifestation "100000 poets of the world for change" organized by the journalist and poet MICHAIL ROTHENBERG CANADA, PARTNER FOR A DECADE OF LNPSHA "PEGASI" ALBANIA THE DAY OF UNIVERSAL FRATERNITY OF THE AUTHORS AND ARTISTS OF THE WORLD "THE DAY OF UNIVERSAL EXCHANGE OF VALUES IN LITERATURE, ART". DISCUSSIONS AND POETIC INTERPRETATION, EACH CREATOR IN HIS OWN LANGUAGE III. THE THIRD DAY, FRIDAY 16 JULY, THE DAY OF THE CONSTELLATION AND THE POETIC AND ARTISTIC PANTHEON IV. THE FOURTH DAY OF THE SYMPOSIUM, SATURDAY, DATE 17 .07.2021 THE DAY OF GENUINE LITERATURE OF ALL GENDERS V. THE FIFTH DAY SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2021 "THE DAY OF EXHIBITION OF WORKS" INTERNATIONAL "PEGASI" JOURNEY" DISCUSSION ABOUT ITS JOURNEY EXPERIENCE ONE OF THE OBJECTS OF THE TWELFTH INTERNATIONAL PEGASI SYMPOSIUM (14.07-21.07.2021) "The qualitative book, a creative product of human wisdom...” * The book expresses the identity of the diversity of thought, realizes the universal exchange of values, as it is the authentic link of the representation of the language of the peoples. *The book, a precious treasure of mankind, a Memorial of THE HUMAN MEMORY OF THE AGES". VI. THE SIXTH DAY MONDAY, JULY 19, 2021 "THE DAY OF THE POETIC MEETING" Interpretations of poetry, prose, paintings by artists VII. THE SEVENTH DAY, JULY 20, 2021 THE DAY OF GENUINE LITERATURE OF ALL GENDERS VIII. DAY EIGHT, JULY 21ST THE DAY OF THE MAGIC OF TRANSLATION AND COMPETITION OF VALUES CLOSING DAY OF THE 12TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM On July 23, Pegasi's Founding Day, its 25th birthday, the winners of the PEGASI 2021 Competition will be announced by an international jury chaired by renowned American poet Cynthia Atkins Chicago, Illinois lives in Lexington, Virginia and with members: Magna Aspasia Fontanelle researcher, academic, poet Brazil, Michael Rothenberg poet, journalist Florida USA, Kuldeep K. Srivastava poet, researcher India, Wendy Mary Lister Scotland, researcher, poet, Prof. Begzad Baliu Prishtina albanologist, researcher, Panagiota Zalonis, poet, writer, President of Xasteron and publisher of the literary magazine "KELENO", Dino Koubatis Greece, poet, writer, actor, director, President of the Coffee of Ideas Salamine Athens Prof. Kristaq F Shabani, poet, writer, researcher, aesthete, President of LNPSHA "PEGASI" ALBANIA and the Alternative Academy of Pegasus Albania, Giovanna Li Volti Guzzardi, poet President of Alia Australia, Prof. Nadia Cella Pop Romania, poet, scholar, Ethel P. David Philippines, scholar Manila, Antonis Zalonis Athens, translator (several languages) Greece. We wish a nice journey to our beautiful, scary, losing-winning initiative!!. On this July morning thousands of flowers blossomed, rejoicing also the tearful eyes full of pain of many people, all over the WORLD, but producing love for the future and progress.… We know how to penetrate to each other with a lyrical diplomacy… because we have a soul, we have a heart, guided by a tried and tested mind in Literature and Art… We wish a nice journey to our beautiful, scary, losing-winning initiative!!. I declare the 12th Symposium open…"".