Young people should not get bogged down with thoughts over the quality of their writings and instead focus more on producing and contributing to publications, said Professor Ferdous Azim, Chairperson of the Department of English and Humanities.
Quality will emerge slowly as one produces more and more write ups, she said, adding, “It’s when we stop ourselves that we stop flourishing.”
Professor Azim was addressing the launching of Resonance, a bilingual creative writing journal of the department, at the Brac University auditorium on Tuesday, 24 September 2019.
Addressing the event as a guest, Rifat Munim, literary editor of Dhaka Tribune, said it was amazing to see such a publication showcasing English and Bangla content, for these required raw talent and energy.
Reminiscing his early days in media and publication a decade ago, he said the then concept of only the Bangladeshi diaspora being able to produce good content was nowadays being proven wrong by young local writers.
Munim asked the young writers to come to him if they required assistance in publishing their creations.
The ceremony saw contributors read out their parts from Resonance, the rendition of songs and dance performances and the presentation of food prepared by the department’s teachers and students.