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Plan to Establish Writers Colony in Israel Wins Support of Jewish Authors in U.S.

A resolution pledging support to the plan to erect a writers’ colony in Israel to be known as “Giv’at Hasofer” was adopted here last night at a meeting attended by representatives of the J.L. Peretz Verein, the Yiddish P.E.N. Club of America, the Hebrew P.E.N. Club and the Yiddish and Hebrew press of the United States.

The resolution was approved following presentation of a report on the projected writers’ center by Benjamin Gichko, representative of “Giv’at Hasofer.” The colony will consist of six buildings of ten rooms each. Writers in Israel and abroad will be able to reside in the center for two months a year to engage in literary activity. The colony will also feature a library, reading room and a conference hall seating 1,000 persons.

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