Literature and poetry help to shorten all distances, says international conference in Hanoi

Saturday, 2019-02-16 17:49:23
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Chairman of the Vietnam Writers’ Association Huu Thinh speaking at the opening ceremony (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - Literature and poetry help to shorten all distances, agreed the participants at the opening ceremony of the fourth international conference on Vietnamese literature and the 3rd international poetry festival in Hanoi on February 16.

The opening saw the attendance of Vo Van Thuong, Politburo member, Secretary of Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of the PCC's Commission for Communication and Education and nearly 200 poets, writers and translators from 46 countries and territories worldwide.

Delegates exchanged opinions on how to boost the power of literature, cultural exchanges and languages in reflecting pressing issues of modern life, while uniting people in the community.

Since the first conference on Vietnamese literature in 2002, more Vietnamese literary works have been translated and published in many foreign countries and territories, receiving enthusiastic appreciation from readers, many of which have won prizes at international book fairs.

Furthermore, Vietnamese literary works have also been taught to students at major universities throughout the world.

According to poet Huu Thinh, Chairman of the Vietnam Writers’ Association, in today’s flat world, Vietnamese literature has been changing day by day in order to vividly reflect the country’s land, people, and traditional values.

The conference on Vietnamese literature and the poetry festival are being held under the framework of the 17th Vietnam Poetry on February 16-21 in Hanoi capital city, Quang Ninh and Bac Giang provinces.

On the occasion, three publications introducing Vietnamese literature, poetry and short stories were released in Vietnamese and English to domestic and foreign readers.