Monday, 8 August 2011

Qinghai Lake Poetry Festival China August 2011

The Third International festival is celebrated from August 8th to 11th. Qinghai Lake, in the city of Xining, capital of Qinghai Province,  is the original source of Yangtze and has a symbolic connection to poetry. It is the biggest inland salt lake in china.

Poets and poetry lovers from 55 countries and regions were there to attend the biennial festival sponsored by Qinghai's provincial government, the Poetry Institute of China, and the Chinese Minority Writers' Society.

The festival, which will last four days, will hold poetry readings and concerts, and also award the winner of the Golden Tibetan Antelope Award, Lithuanian poet Tomas Venclova.

More information here and here and here (if you want to know about this part of China).

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