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    The Kuunmong, to give this book its Korean title, is described by its new translator as “the most elegant of Korea’s literary novels and one of the most beloved masterpieces of Korean literature.”…

    Apr 15, 2019
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    Join us for a rare American visit by Han Kang, one of the most prominent novelists in contemporary world literature. Han’s first book, The Vegetarian (Hogarth 2016)?a phantasmagoric fable abo…

    Apr 11, 2019
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    Bucheon UNESCO Creative City of Literature Celebrated World Poetry Day! (3) In celebration of World Poetry Day a ‘poetry reading therapy’ class was held from March 14 in Sangdong Library, the home of the Bucheon Creative Cities of Literature Office, to give citizens the opportunity to learn about poetry theory and practice reciting poems out loud. On March 28, a public poetry reading under the theme of women and women’s rights was held at Cafe 21st, a ‘Literature Cafe & Book Teahouse,’ with poetry expert MOON Mi-ran in attendance. The following video is the public poetry reading held at Literature Cafe & Book Teahouse next to Sangdong Library. Please watch the poetry reading that was read aloud in English.

    Apr 5, 2019
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    Bucheon UNESCO Creative City of Literature Celebrated World Poetry Day! (3)

    Apr 5, 2019
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    Bucheon UNESCO Creative City of Literature Celebrated World Poetry Day! (2)

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    Bucheon UNESCO Creative City of Literature Celebrates World Poetry Day!

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    Every year, Bucheon City selects three ‘Books of Bucheon’ Last week on March 23, a ceremony for the selection of this year’s Books of Bucheon was held in Sangdong Library, where our office is located. ??2019 Bucheon Books Ceremony and Book Concert The event was attended by approximately 130 local residents including the Bucheon books judging committee, author KIM Su-yeon, the writer of ‘The Magical Cafe That Cooks Dreams,’ and the first runner in the Bucheon Reading Relay. The two-hour event featured conversations with writers, literature readings by local residents, singing with authors and a performance of the theme song. PARK Ju-yeon, the first runner in the Bucheon Reading Relay, stated “On behalf of the citizens of Bucheon, I feel a strong sense of responsibility as the first runner. Being here has left me with some unforgettable memories, and I am really grateful for this event.” The three titles selected as this year’s Bucheon books are ‘The Individualist’s Declaration’ by Justice MOON Yu-seok, ‘The Magical Cafe That Cooks Dreams’ by KIM Su-yeon and ‘I Am Toto’ by SHIM Heung-a. The Bucheon Reading Relay, which kicked off at this year’s Bucheon books ceremony, will run until October in venues across the city including public libraries and schools. The public will also have the opportunity to meet the authors of this year’s Bucheon books. A meet and greet with Justice MOON Yu-seok is planned for May, while events with SHIM Heung-a will be held in August and October in Ohjeong Library and local bookstores, and KIM Su-yeon is scheduled to give a special lecture in September. In particular, ‘The Individualist’s Declaration’ by Justice MOON left a strong impression on us, and we look forward to his visit to the library. http://news.bucheon.go.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=18160 #CITIESOFLIT

    Apr 2, 2019
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    Break the news that Bucheon UNESCO City of Literature office has opened the official English homepage of http://bucheoncityofliterature.or.kr. Our website is jam-packed with news, events, resources and articles to support your literary ambitions and interests. And when you’re ready to become part of our story, feel free to contact us, sign up for our regular eNewsletter, or follow us on Facebook. ??Visit and Enjoy : http://bucheoncityofliterature.or.kr/site/main/unesco

    Mar 25, 2019
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    Break the news that Bucheon UNESCO City of Literature office has opened the official English homepage of http://bcl.go.kr/site/main/unesco. Our website is jam-packed with news, events, resources and articles to support your literary ambitions and interests. And when you’re ready to become part of our story, feel free to contact us, sign up for our regular eNewsletter, or follow us on Facebook. ??Visit http://bcl.go.kr/site/main/unesco!

    Mar 9, 2019
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    It is curious that a book not primarily focused on sexual violence has become a cultural touchstone for Korea’s version of the Me Too movement. But the local activism grouped under the American label of Me Too must be understood as a total rebellion against deeply patriarchal, Confucian structures...

    Mar 8, 2019
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