Vietnam to host first Asia-Pacific Poetry Festival

The first Asia-Pacific Poetry Festival titled ‘Poetry for a peaceful, cooperative and developed Asia-Pacific’ will be held in the northern province of Quang Ninh from February 2-4.

More than 100 foreign poets from 27 countries including well-known names such as Kim Jung Hwan, Kim Jae Hong  from South Korea; Ed Tick and ERC Wendy from the US; Jidi Majia from China will participate in the event.

The organising committee will also select 40-50 local poets to take part in the festival. The event is an opportunity for the country to promote Vietnam’s beautiful and serene landscapes and its poetry to its international friends.

Vietnamese poetry lovers will have a chance to enjoy famous poetry works by well known poets of the world.

The event is also expected to be a rendezvous for world cultures to merge and present the diversity of different cultures of other countries.

The festival will include various activities such as a flower and incense offering ceremony to poet and King Le Thanh Tong at the foot of the Bai Tho Mountain, a poetry reading session and a seminar on poetry.

By Vinh Xuan – Translated by Kim Khanh

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