To celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Poet's Day to commemorate the patriotic poet Qu Yuan (屈原), the National Museum of Taiwan Literature (NMTL) will organize a series of activities in northern and southern Taiwan on June 13 and 20 to introduce contemporary Taiwanese female poets and their works.
NMTL director Weng Chih-tsung (翁誌聰) stated that events will be held concurrently in the north and south this time, in the hope of helping the public learn more about the beauty of these poetry works.
The project will be launched on June 13 at the Qidong Poetry Salon (齊東詩舍) in Taipei, where three female writers — Shen Hua-mo (沈花末), Woon Do (蕓朵), and Yeh Sa (葉莎) — will present lectures.
On June 20, the event titled "Female Poets, Singing Verses (女歌詠詩)” will be held at the literature museum in the south. It includes a poetry discussion forum, poetry recitals, and a mini concert. The first portion of the event will invite writers such as Tong Shu-ming (董恕明), Weng Wen-shian (翁文嫻), and Li Yu-fang (利玉芳) to discuss the topic "Cultural, Geographical, and Poetic Creation,” and recite their works.
In the second half of the event, Golden Melody-winning Hakka singer LoSirong (羅思容) will take the center stage. She specializes in using poems by contemporary female poets as lyrics for her songs, such as "Twilight Song 暮曲” and "Veil of Fog and Smoke (濛紗煙),” all of which will be presented in the show.
For more information, please visit the museum's website at www.nmtl.gov.tw.