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A poetry festival will kick off on June 6 in Taitung's Tiehua Music Village (鐵花村) as part of "A New Wave of Reading,” a nationwide program organized by the Ministry of Culture to promote the habit of reading.
Organized by the Chinese language and literature department of the National Taitung University (臺東大學), this year's festival is themed "Youth Tour.” Apart from serving local communities and bolstering social participation, the festival also hopes to facilitate cross-sector cooperation and reignite people's passion for poetry.
In addition, the event organizers have encouraged young poets to take inspiration from the beautiful mountains and waterscapes of Taitung, and reflect on mankind's symbiotic relationship with nature.
The 4th Taitung Poetry Festival will feature renowned poets and dancers who will be mixing recitals, music, and performances on the stage. Poets like Sun Ta-chuan (孫大川), Guan Guan (管管), and Hong Shu-quin (洪書勤) will present original poetry from morning to nighttime with their own unique arrangements and styles.
To help the public discover and fully experience the fun of reading, the event also includes fringe activities such as a poetry exhibition titled "Youth Tour” featuring works by poet Xi Murong (席慕蓉), an illustration exhibition, a poetry game, a film event, andmore.
Co-organized by the National Taitung Living Arts Center, the 2015 Taitung Poetry Festival is made possible by the support of the National Taitung University, the Tiehua Music Village, the Taitung Foreign Spouses Association (東縣外籍配偶協會), and other establishments of the Taitung community.