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  • SOUTH KOREA Done Online/Onsite

    May 15, 2021 to October 16, 2021

    2021 Seoul International Writers' Festival Online-Offline Bilingual Literary Reading Event

    Literary Event

    “An Encounter with Korean Poetry and Fiction through Translation” The Literature Translation Institute of Korea is hosting the 2021 Online-Offline Bilingual Readings of Korean Literature in nine cities from May to October. This year marks the fifth anniversary of Bilingual Readings, which was launched in 2017. Starting this year, Bilingual Readings has been reorganized into an annual event of the Seoul International Writers Festival with the twin goals of spatially expanding the festival, which had been limited to Seoul, to the rest of the country and communicating with people from a wider range of age groups through Korean literature to ultimately increase the readership of literary works.  Bilingual Reading events “Yeok-si (Translated Poetry)” and “Yeok-seol (Translated Prose)” bring Korean poets and novelists together with translators to read their works in both Korean and foreign languages. The events were designed with the intent to inform the Korean public of the current state of Korean literature, which is being translated into various languages for readers around the world.  This year’s Bilingual Readings will introduce children’s and young adult literature and writers to the public and also provide opportunities for reader participation, such as events for local high school and college students to translate Korean literature into foreign languages and to read their translations. We ask for your interest in the Bilingual Readings, where you will be able to appreciate the depth of Korean and foreign languages.