Change of venue
Al-Marbad poetry festival kicks off in Basra
Basra — The 35th Al-Marbad Poetry Festival began on Wednesday morning, by hosting its opening ceremony at Basra Sports City outdoors, a departure from the indoor settings used since the festival’s start in 1971.
964media captured the event, highlighting the presence of distinguished Iraqi and Arab artists and intellectuals. Notably, the renowned poet Kadhim Al-Hajjaj took the stage, marking a significant moment in the festival’s history.