Writer urges businesses to support PNG authors

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday July 30th, 2013


BUSINESSES operating in the country that are sponsoring games, concerts and festivals should consider sponsoring writers to have their books published, a writer says.

Lippy Jiram, a writer and teacher, said the difference between books, music and sports is that books contain a wealth of information and make its readers become better and more knowledgeable people.  Jiram, who has written and published seven books since 2006, said there were many people in the country who had manuscripts to be published but gave up due to lack of funding.

“Because of the lack of support for our writers, I started the PNG Book Writers Association (PNGBWA) in 2004. 

“The PNGBWA is established to help people who have written something but are having difficulty getting their writings published,” Jiram said.

He said the group had its third meeting last Sunday at the Lae Coronation College and had 27 members registered.