As every year since 2013, the city of Mostaganem will host from 19 to 21 September, the 6 th edition of the Cultural Festival of National Poetry Melhun dedicated to Sidi Lakhdar Benkhlouf. Each edition of the festival is under a slogan, this year it will be "Min al Dhakira ila al Moudhakira" (from memory to the written memory).
The choice of this slogan, the Commissioner of the festival Abdelkader Bendameche is explained by the fact that it is imperative to move now to the act of writing and give the festival another role that of a basic cultural event.
He said that it is time, to include heritage in history and to give these poets, a place among historians. Bendameche adds that these poets were "Gouals" but they were also journalists and writers who have transmitted to us, in their poems, historical facts and benchmarks on our cultural heritage and identity.