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International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2011

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Organized by the Centre for East Asian Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at City University of Hong Kong, and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2011 (IPNHK2011), a gala in celebration of poetry and poets, will be held from 10 to 13 November 2011. 


This biggest international gathering of poets in the history of Hong Kong will be participated by a total of 20 renowned poets from all around the globe, including María Baranda (Mexico), Régis Bonvicino (Brazil), Arkadii Dragomoshchenko (Russia), Bejan Matur (Turkey), Paul Muldoon (Ireland), Vivek Narayanan (India), Tomaž Šalamun (Slovenia), Silke Scheuermann (Germany), C.D. Wright (US), Shuntarō Tanikawa (Japan), Tian Yuan (China/Japan), Xi Chuan (China), Yu Jian (China), Yu Xiang (China), Chen Ko-hua (Taiwan), Ling Yu (Taiwan), Lo Chih-cheng (Taiwan), Yao Feng (Macau), and Wong Leung-wo (Hong Kong), Yip Fai (Hong Kong). The organizers will publish a series of poetry collections for the invited poets, which will include selected works in English, Chinese and the original languages.


Activities of International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2011 include:


10 November

Panel Discussions, Opening Ceremony and Poetry Recitation

11 November

Panel Discussions, Poetry Recitation

12 November

Poetry Recitation and Sharing Session (Co-organized with the Education Bureau, for secondary school students only), Poetry Recitations

13 November

Closing Ceremony and Poetry Recitation

Activities will be conducted multilingually and will take place at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the City University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity. Poetry lovers of all nationalities are welcome to attend the public activities. Prior registration is preferred. For more details, please visit: www.ipnhk.com/.


Enquiries: Miss Melanie Cheung (3943 1000, melanie@cuhk.edu.hk), Miss Amy Ho (3943 1070, amyho@cuhk.edu.hk).

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