The speakers were:
Ani Pashayan, literary critic
Anush Aslibekyan, playwright
Benik Stepanyan, poet
At the beginning of the discussion, literary critic Ani Pashayan presented the Facebook Literature group she created, the story of its creation, its goals and what materials are published there.
Touching upon the problems of contemporary writers, Anush Aslibekyan noted: "Some publishers today declare that if a good book is born, it will find its publisher for sure. In fact, it is not the case. There are one or two publishers who are interested in young writers but who have their own "clan" outside of which a writer can't get in there."
Benik Stepanyan pointed out another problem that literary criticism faces: "Many literary critics are afraid of being engaged in literary criticism today, literary criticism is out of place today, and if we want to have a strong literary course, we need to place a lot of emphasis on literary criticism."