A truely wonderful celebration of Korean culture was celebrated by World Poetry and co-sponsored by the Korean Traditional Art Society was presented by the Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch in Vancouver,BC, Canada.on October 15th, 7-8:30 pm.
Hosts were Ariadne Sawyer and Bong Ja.
A dignified welcome by First Nations Elder Roberta Price opened the event.
The esteemed Korean Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Yeon-Ho Choi conducted the opening ceremony.
Interesting poetry in Korean and in English was presented by several poets from the Korean community and from World Poetry. The poets were selected by Bong Ja and included: Jacqueline Maire, Anita Aguires Nieveras and Bernice Lever among others.
The Participating Korean Poets were: Young Joo Kim, Hae Young Celine Kim, Jihyang Park and Suk Bong Brian Kim.
The evening was highlighted by traditional dance and music featuring the Felice Woman’s Choir and the Shin-Myung Korean Drum Group.
A great evening was had by all. Newspaper estimates placed attendance at 150.
World Poetry would like to thank Bong Ja for organizing and hosting such a special event and the Vancouver Public Library for presenting us.