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Korean Literature Event in Iran

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LTI Korea seized the opportunity provided by the normalization of relations between South Korea and Iran to introduce Korean literature to the Iranian people, and visited Iran from May 2–4 with poets Kim Hu-run, Shin Dal-ja and Jang Seok-nam.

On May 2, LTI Korea organized an event titled “A Meeting of Korean and Iranian Poetry” at the Research Institute of Iran's Cultural Heritages, Handicraft and Organization with poets Kim Hu-run, Shin Dal-ja and Jang Seok-nam, and Iranian poets Fatemeh Rakei and Mohammad Ali Bahmani. After a welcome address delivered by Mohammad Beheshti, the director of the institute, a panel discussion took place, moderated by Iranian poet Dariush Zolfaghari. Nearly a hundred people attended the event.

At the end of the event, LTI Korea handed poets Fatemeh Rakei and Mohammad Ali Bahmani an Iranian poetry collection in Korean translation, titled A Hundred Years, A Thousand Blossoms and published in 2015 by Munhak Segyesa.

On May 3, LTI Korea visited Hozeh Honari, Islamic Art and Thoughts from Islamic Propagation Organization and held discussions with ten Iranian poets and officials from the organization.

On May 4, LTI Korea organized an event titled “An Encounter with Korean Poetry” at University of Tehran. The 120-seat venue was completely packed at the event, which was comprised of Korean poetry recitation by Iranian students, and Q&A and book signing sessions.

Poetry is a part of everyday life in Iran, so much so that it is called a land of poetry. This was a wonderful opportunity to introduce the Iranian people to the literature of Korea, otherwise known in Iran only as a maker of electronic products, automobiles, TV dramas and K-pop.

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