Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The Việt Nam – South Korea Literature Exchange Workshop 2017 was held on November 23 in HCM City to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations between Việt Nam and South Korea.
The workshop, hosted by the Dongni – Mogwol Memorial Association and the HCM City Writers Association, is part of the HCM City – Gyeongju World Culture Festival 2017.
Trần Văn Tuấn, the association’s president, and Nguyễn Quang Thiều, the vice president, attended the event with renowned writers and poets from South Korea.
Tuấn said that Việt Nam and South Korea have many similarities in terms of culture and history.
“South Korea’s rapid economic growth brought valuable lessons to the development of Việt Nam and HCM City. Literature from South Korea, which has become more accessible, has brought great inspiration to local writers,” he said.
Jun Han-tae, head of the Dongni-Mogwol Memorial Association, said: “The workshop aims to foster a literature relationship between the two countries, enable writers to exchange ideas, and motivate them to come up with better work.”
Some of the topics discussed were an overview of Vietnamese literature, Việt Nam in Korean literature, and translations of literary works from Korean to Vietnamese, among others.
The HCM City – Gyeongju World Culture Festival 2017 runs until December 3.
Multiple cultural and art events, sport and youth exchanges and trade cooperation activities are taking place across popular sites such as Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street, 29/9 Park, and Bến Thành Theatre, among others. — VNS