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    Literary Locations #1. Bookstore YONG Opened on May 8th in 2018, Bookstore YONG is a small used bookstore located in a neighborhood, not very close to the center of Bucheon. However, Yong is not an ordinary bookstore but a very special one that shines through! It serves as a pleasant literary community. Small scale writing and transcribing your favorite book meetings are held every week led by the owner, Yong. Occasionally, it hosts workshops on various topics such as history, religion, music and publishing a book as well as fun events like flee markets welcoming all who would like to join. On special occasions, the bookstore turns into an art gallery, displaying unique drawings and paintings . What is special about this bookstore is its embrace of people; people are connected, and their potentials are realized through the affectionate gaze of the owner. People from different walks of life gather through love of books. A senior lady in her late seventy who often says, “the presence of the bookstore Yong itself makes me happy”, holds dear Wednesday transcribing your favorite book meeting. Also, bookmarks and post cards drawn by a participant of a writing meeting (whose dream is to be a travel writer), are introduced as Yong Goods. Yong Bookstore creatively seeks out opportunities to do something fun together with other neighboring stores in the community. In this regard, the owner of the Cafe Wunder Coffee Bar visited the Yong and opened a coffee bar, offering a personal and interesting conversation about coffee and life at one Autumn night last year. Last but not least, Bucheon City of Literature’s 2019 edition of World Poetry Day was celebrated in collaboration with the Bookstore Yong as well! Looking forward to what Bookstore Yong has in store this year! For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/yongbooks/

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    21st February is International Mother Language Day!

    Feb 21, 2020
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    We passionately believe in the power of reading to improve our understanding of others and make changes in our own lives. Remember UNESCO Cities of Literature's #17Booksfor17SDGs Campaign on social media, which was initiated by Iowa City, and other 11 cities participated in. World Economic Forum took notice of some of the UNESCO Cities of Literature' recommended reading list on 17 Sustainable Development Goals designated by the United nations. A book on goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 11, and 14 was mentioned, respectively. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/02/unesco-cities-of-literature-recommended-books-sustainable-development-goals/?fbclid=IwAR0acM0oUHfZn1AI-mT05I6fYjhoh_ECipevw_Z5HOO27blOIs0RIh_gsac

    Feb 21, 2020
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    Once again, we would like to introduce fantastic international opportunities provided by our friend Cities of Literature! Tartu https://tartu.kirjandus.ee/eng/news/call-for-applications-2020-tartu-city-of-literature-international-residency-program.html Reykjavik https://bokmenntaborgin.is/en/grondals-house-unesco-cities-literature-residency Ulyanovsk http://ulyanovskcreativecity.ru/en/news/the-international-literary-residency-in-ulyanovsk-for-writers-and-artists-from-the-unesco-cities-of-/?fbclid=IwAR0nfOq16kbW3aPGtsgNLwHxGvUFe5yWlP7l6Iln-YFxlyb-d_vw4J4zvJo Ljubljana https://www.facebook.com/events/724762241265757

    Feb 14, 2020
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    UNESCO Creative Cities of Literature on the World Map!

    Feb 14, 2020
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    Darcy Paquet, an American movie critic who has lived in Korea for close to 20 years, has grabbed the media spotlight as #translator of the English #subtitles for director Bong Joon-ho's Oscar-winning ?? "#Parasite." Did you watch our interview with Paquet on June 14? Click the link below and check it out now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNXlkeZgVfA Director: Jeon Han Director of Photography: Kim Sunjoo Editor: Choi Taesoon Interviewer: Lee Hana

    Feb 12, 2020
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    Another residency program offered by Krakow City of Literature! For more information, please click the link below. http://krakowcityofliterature.com/announcing-call-for-applications-of-the-international-residency-program-2020/

    Feb 11, 2020
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    Very excited to share wonderful residency opportunities offered by some of our dearest fellow Cities of Literature! Check out the following list along with each link! Reykjavik’s https://bokmenntaborgin.is/en/grondals-house-unesco-cities-literature-residency Ulyanovsk’s http://ulyanovskcreativecity.ru/en/news/the-international-literary-residency-in-ulyanovsk-for-writers-and-artists-from-the-unesco-cities-of-/?fbclid=IwAR0nfOq16kbW3aPGtsgNLwHxGvUFe5yWlP7l6Iln-YFxlyb-d_vw4J4zvJo Ljubljana’s https://www.facebook.com/events/724762241265757/ Tartu’s https://tartu.kirjandus.ee/eng/news/call-for-applications-2020-tartu-city-of-literature-international-residency-program.html

    Feb 11, 2020
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    We join in the celebration of Parasite’s winning Oscars in four categories at the Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Although Director Bong never wrote this story to represent Korea, it was such an overwhelming moment to see Parasite make Oscars History, instilling pride and courage in our people. Happy to see the foreign film with English subtitles resonate with the hearts of people around the word in an outstanding and successful way. It is worth noting that without translation, this would not be possible, as Director Bong said “Once you overcome the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films,” in his acceptance speech at the Golden Globe awards. Subtitles serve as a guide to another world, overcoming cultural and linguistic barriers! We are so grateful to creators and would like to share this joy with all the storytellers and translators around the world! https://twitter.com/theacademy/status/1226688462490755074?s=21

    Feb 11, 2020
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    2020 Bucheon Residency

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