Perakeans throughout the state will be treated to world class poetry next week when the state hosts over 200 international poets from 24 countries, including Malaysia.
The event was announced by the Executive Councillor for Health, Tourism and Culture Nolee Ashilin bt Dato’ Mohammed Radzi during a press conference recently.
The poets are participants of the 33rd World Congress of Poets (WCP) who had picked Ipoh and Perak as their venue of choice for their annual event.
Also to be held simultaneously will be the 4th Pangkor International Poetry and Folk Song Festival.
The week-long event lasting from Sunday, October 20 to Sunday, October 27 will be officially launched by Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir on the Monday night, October 21.
The theme for this year’s congress is, “One World Through Poetry” and will include programmes on the exchanging and sharing of ideas between participants.
During the duration of the event, recitals will be held at Ipoh (Gerbang Malam, Lost World of Tambun) and at Perak’s iconic spots such as Lenggong and Matang Mangrove Forest before proceeding to Pangkor Island.
Poetry fans wishing to enquire further about the gathering can contact its event coordinators, Malim Ghozali PK (013-5111043/ email: email@example.com) and Anuar Mat Zain (019-5236899/ email: firstname.lastname@example.org)