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World Poetry Days

in Mongolia

The 37th World Congress of Poets
International Poetry Festival
Poetry Trip to the Gobi

World Poetry Days

in Mongolia

The 37th World Congress of Poets
International Poetry Festival
Poetry Trip to the Gobi

World Poetry Days

in Mongolia

The 37th World Congress of Poets
International Poetry Festival
Poetry Trip to the Gobi

World Poetry Days

in Mongolia

The 37th World Congress of Poets
International Poetry Festival
Poetry Trip to the Gobi

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INVITATION

Invitation

Dear poet friends, 
          
Poets transmit the message of endless time, they are ambassadors of human language, they express the intuition and feeling which honors and worships the natural world, and in today’s world therefore the words of your own poetry are most important. We must not break the string which is the rhythm of the human world and the world of nature. Today we need all the more clearly to express the voice of nature in the human mind through the melody of our language and through listening to the wisdom of the natural world.
 
With this in mind, we are inviting the poets of the world to gather in Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar for World Poetry Days, “The Wisdom of Nature and the Nature of the Human Soul,” to attend to the 37th World Congress of Poets, to read your poetry at the International Poetry Festival, to travel in the Gobi desert, to grow closer to each other, to open their hearts and exchange their experiences.
 
I am inviting to you to the World Poetry Days in Mongolia between 16-22 August 2017. Please familiarise yourself with the information of the event and brief program enclosed with this invitation.
 
Yours Sincerely,
 
G.Mend-Ooyo
President, World Poetry Days in Mongolia

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Provisional programme

PROGRAMME FOR THE WORLD POETRY DAYS IN MONGOLIA

16-22 August 2017, Ulaanbaatar and Gobi, Mongolia

Theme: The Wisdom of Nature and the Nature of the Human Heart

16/08/2017

2017-08-16
August 16, 2017          Wednesday
 
            0500 – 2300         Welcoming, reception, and registration of guests, representatives
               1130                  PRESS CONFERENCE  /Press center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia/

1900                  Welcome dinner
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17/08/2017

2017-08-17
August 17, 2017          Thursday    
 
0700 – 0800                      Breakfast
0830                  OPENING CEREMONY FOR THE 37TH WORLD CONGRESS OF POETS
/Parliament House of Mongolia/

Opening:
  • Opening remarks by the President of the 37th World Congress of Poets, G.Mend-Ooyo
  • Welcoming address by the President of Mongolia, Kh. Battulga
  • Greeting speech from the President of the World Academy of Arts and Culture,  Maurus Young
  • Introduction of guests, representatives
  • Greetings from state and public organizations
 
1000        
Main Speech: POETRY AND THE WISDOM OF NATURE
                       Speaker: President of the 37th World Congress of Poets,
                                                                                   Mongolian Poet, Dr. G. Mend-Ooyo
1030         Break /15’/
 
1045                 Speeches for the opening congress of the 37th World Congress of Poets:
              
  1. OUR ANCIENT CULTURES OF THE SHARED-SELF  AND THE SURVIVAL OF PLANET EARTH
  2.                                                             Philippines film maker Kidlat Tahimik
  3. MONGOL SHAMANIC SPIRITS AND THEIR CHANTS BRIDGING HEAVEN AND EARTH
Speaker: Mongolian Poet, Prof. S. Dulam
  1. POETRY AS AN INTIMATE LINK BETWEEN NATURE AND MAN
Speaker: Spanish Poet,  Dr. Justo Jorge Padron
  1. TRANSFORMING ART OF THE UNDUR GEGEEN ZANABAZAR
Speaker: Distinguished Arts Worker of Mongolia G. Purevbat
  1. POETRY – ECOLOGY – EDUCATION
                                             Speaker: Professor Poet Architect Haim Dotan
 
 
1200
  • Award Ceremony for Doctorates in Literature and Humanities by the World Academy of Arts and Culture and  World Congress of Poets
  • Event Photography
 
1300                 Lunch
 
1530 - 1630              
Lou Fei-Hsin's Cross-centurial Dialogue between Calligraphy and Miniature Art
Opening of the joint exhibition of the dialogue between and written works of Taiwanese poet laureate Yu Hsi and artist Lou Fei-Hsin.                   
/Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery/
1700 - 1730              
Opening of the WORLD POETRY 2017 anthology
 
1730 - 1830
POETS AND THEIR PICTORAL ARTS
Presentation of the joint exhibition of Argentinean poet and sculptor Norma Antonia de los Ríos  Córdoba, English poet and photographer Elena Vargas, and Japanese poet and calligrapher Toshie Tai
/Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery/
 
1900         Reception: Hosted by the Capital City Governor and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar S. Batbold
 

18/08/2017

2017-08-18
August 18, 2017          Friday        
 
0630 - 0800                           Breakfast
0900 - 1000              Leave the Hotel
 
1000-1230 OPENING CEREMONY OF THE DANZANRAVJAA INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL
                                                                           /Yavuuhulan’s Park/        



1300 - 1400              Lunch
                             
1500 – 1800         POETRY READINGS, NEW BOOK PRESENTATIONS, MUSEUM VIEWINGS
  • National Library of Mongolia
  • National Museum of Mongolia
  • Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery
  • Choijin Lama Temple Museum
 
1830-2030 Dinner  
2045                        Trip to Dornogobi by train

19/08/2017

2017-08-19
August 19, 2017          Saturday
 
0730 - 0830              Arrive at Dornogovi province. Breakfast
0830 – 0930                          Check in at tourist camp
1000 - 1300              THE GOBI AND THE NOMADIC LIFESTYLE
  • Get acquainted with the nomadic lifestyle of the Gobi
  • Watch horse racing, archery, and wrestling
 
1300 - 1400              Lunch
 
1400 - 1700              Free time
              
               1800-2030 Reception: Hosted by the Governor of Dornogovi province T. Enkhtuvshin
 
2100- 2400                             
                              DANZANRAVJAA INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL      
~ Poetry night under the stars ~

20/08/2017

2017-08-20
August 20, 2017           Sunday
 
               0800 – 0900             Breakfast
               0930 - 1230              Visit to the Shambhala region
               1300                               Lunch
               1430 - 1800              Visit to Khamar Monastery
 
  • " The Legacy of Danzanravjaa and the Gobi" by Dr. Z. Altangerel
  • The opening of the English publication of “The Holy One” by G.Mend-Ooyo, about the distinguished 19th century poet Danzanravjaa.
  • Poetry Readings
 
1900 - 2000 Dinner
               2100                        Return trip to Ulaanbaatar by train

21/08/2017

2017-08-21
  • Return to Ulaanbaatar.
  • Sightseeing
  • Closing ceremony
  • Farewell dinner 

22/08/2017

2017-08-22
  • Delegates depart.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Climate and Clothing: Mongolia has continental climate with 4 seasons...
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GENERAL INFORMATION

General Information

Travel and Event Information on the Poetry Festival in the Gobi
 
Poetry trip to the Gobi: During the poetic journey we will travel 500km from Ulaanbaatar, visiting the area where the nineteenth century poet, scholar and educator, the reincarnate Buddhist lama Danzanravjaa lived, and there you will have the opportunity to learn about nomadic culture and to listen to the spirit of poetry beneath the stars.
Trip to the Gobi is long, do not forget to pack casual comfortable clothes, a sun hat, sunglasses and warm clothes for early morning and late evening.

On the evening of 18 August, so as to save time, we will travel by sleeper train.
 We will arrive on the morning of 19 August. We will have the opportunity to get to know the nomadic lifestyle, to visit with herders, to ride camels and horses, and to experience Mongolian life and gain inspiration from new experiences.
In the evening, we will have International Poetry Festival beneath the stars.
The winner(s) of the International poetry prize named after the nineteenth century poet Danzanravjaa will be announced.
 On 20 August, we will visit the extraordinary Shambhala complex in the Gobi. We have organized a journey into the secrets of wisdom, amid the great power of the natural world and the special images of the Mongolian Gobi. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity and we will take similar journeys on other days.
 During the trip we will read poetry, and sing and dance and discuss freely together, and so grow deeper in friendship.
 We will travel back to Ulaanbaatar by train in the evening, arriving on the morning of 21 August.   


Anthology: Within the framework of the World Poetry Days, we will publish "An Anthology of World Poetry - 2017" on the theme “The Wisdom of Nature and the Nature of the Human Heart.”  Each poem should not exceed 30 lines, and should be accompanied by the poet’s biography (no more than 10 lines) and a good quality photo. Please send poems by 10th July 2017 to wpdmongolia@gmail.com.  After this date we are unable to accept poems for the anthology.
 
Hotel accommodation: Delegates will be accommodated in a hotel, best and five star close to the central square. If you would like to stay a single room, there will be an additional charge of 50USD per day. In the Gobi will stay in a traditional nomadic Ger (yurt), where we will have the chance to view the stars through the roofing and honor the ancestral spirits. During the trip to the Gobi, we will be staying in Mongolian traditional ger (yurts), with 3-4 people per ger.
 
Poetry readings: The International Poetry Festival's readings will be hosted at the museums, universities, exhibition hall and opera theater. Each poet will be given 2-3 chances to read their poetry. Residents of the city, nomads from the steppe, Mongolian poets, and poetry lovers will come to listen to your poetry.
 
 
The fee: Total fee is  US$750 all-inclusive, for hotel accommodation, food and travel over six days (16-21 August 2017). August is Mongolia’s high season for travel, so please buy your air ticket in good time. Since we need to confirm hotel reservations, we ask that you pay your fees by 10th July 2017 at the latest. Please note that, if you pay later than 20 June 2017, there is a chance that prices will be inflated and we will not be able to guarantee your accommodation in a hotel located at the heart of the city.
 
My dear friends in poetry, today the financial situation of our world is not healthy, and I am sure that you all know that this is a very hard time also for Mongolia’s economy. Although we are not as rich as we might be, we are nonetheless preparing for you, to the best of our ability, an exciting event in poetry. Please join to us at our page on facebook. Further more information will be there.
                       
G.Mend-Ooyo
President, World Poetry Days in Mongolia
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Anthology

Within the framework of the World Poetry Days, we will publish "An Anthology of World Poetry - 2017" on the theme “The Wisdom of Nature and the Nature of the Human Heart.”  Each poem should not exceed 30 lines, and should be accompanied by the poet’s biography (no more than 10 lines) and a good quality photo.

Please send poems by 10 June 2017 to wpdmongolia@gmail.com.  After this date we are unable to accept poems for the anthology.

Hotels

Hotel information

Best Western Tuushin Hotel
Hotel information
Located right next to Chinggis Khaan Square, Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel is designed to accommodate all segments of the world travelers in style.
Khuvsgul Lake Hotel
Hotel information
Khuvsgul Lake Hotel is located in the heart of the Ulaanbaatar city just steps away from the main square “Great Chinggis Khaan square”. It is perfectly centered in downtown, where you will find yourself surrounded by city’s best attractions like Parliament House, Opera House, Central Post Office, “Central Tower” Business and Shopping Mall and Banks.
 
The Hotel has 5 types of room designed with black & white.
  • Business Room
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Economy Room

ABOUT US

The Mongolian Academy of Culture and Poetry

The Mongolian Academy of Culture and Poetry is an umbrella organization for the promotion and support of all aspects of poetry, literature and culture.
 
It is located in Ulaanbaaatar, the capital city of Mongolia.
 
Activities: 
  • To provide, research and promote the cultural and, more specifically, the literary heritage of Humanity
  • To translate international literature
  • To organize international meetings, congresses and festivals for culture and literature
  • To publish the international English-language culture and poetry magazine GUNU
  • To support all interdisciplinary events between literature and poetry and other artforms
  • To promote the creativity of Mongolian authors throughout the world
  • To distribute in Mongolia significant works of the world’s spiritual cultures
  • To forge links between international organizations in the areas of literature, humanity, and culture
  • To support, through poetry and literature, activities to promote cultural heritage, environment and humanity.
  • To award and support those who have made signal contributions to poetry, literature and culture, both in Mongolia and throughout the world.

Award of Academy of Culture and Poetry
  1. Heaven Horse – Awarded by the Academy:  Presented every third year to a poet, writer or cultural figure, who has made a contribution to culture, literature and poetry. A diploma and gold medal will be awarded.
  2. PEGASUS – Presented to the poet and writer, from Mongolia or from abroad, whose work is adjudged the best produced during the year. There will be a financial award, accompanied by a badge and gold medal.
  3. GUNU award – Presented annually to the writer of the best work on Mongolian culture, literature and poetry to have appeared in GUNU magazine.  There will be a financial award, the amount to be announced.

GUNU magazine

Since it inception in 2005, it is now distributed in over fifty countries. Its aim is to introduce Mongolian culture, literature and poetry to the world. It also publishes literature - poetry, letters and essays - international writers and poets.

Calligraphy works

We are organizing exhibition of Calligraphy, which made by best work of poetry.   Also purpose of our to collect, complete and inform calligraphies and manuscript of only poets.

World Best Poetry volumes

We are publishing many volumes of the best of international poetry, translated into Mongolian. We have already published Russian Poetry, Indian Poetry, Spanish Poetry, Japanese Poetry, French Poetry, and Central Asian Poetry and will continue to publish volumes in the series.

The XXVI World Congress of Poets

The XXVI World Congress of Poets was organized by the Academy of Culture and Poetry, with Dr G.Mend-Ooyo, head of the Mongolian Academy of Culture and Poetry, as its President.

Mongol Suvdan Sondor cultural and scientific research tour

Mongol Suvdan Sondor (Pearl Necklace )culturta and scientific research tour This tour will take place every two years, in Mongolia or abroad, its purpose being to introduce the landmarks of international history, culture and nature over a period of one or two weeks.

We will organize readings and meeting of participants of the tour and will publish a book of their works. 

All information about the tour will be found at https://www.facebook.com/MongolSuvdanSondor/

Nomadic Poetry

We will organize a Nomadic Poetry Festival in Mongolia, each 2 years. We will also announce a competition among the participations and will publish a book of the winning poems.
 
Moreover, we will provide an opportunity to create works within a nomadic context and to find out about nomadic history and civilization and customs. We will announce the programme of the festival on our web site. We also organized the Chinggis Khaan International Poetry Festival in 2006. 

 
 

GUNU club

Poetry and its relationship to the other arts. The introduction of new works by poets, painters, composers and other creative arts. Reading, Writing, Exhibitions, Party…

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Meanwhile, please also remit the congress fee to the bank account below.
The Deadline is 10 of July , 2017.
Please also send us an email to confirm your registration successful.
 
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BENEFICIARY’S BANK:
TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT BANK OF MONGOLIA, ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA
SWIFT code: TDBMMNUB, CHIPS UID Number: 104939
Address: 14210 Peace avenue 19, Sukhbaatar district, 1st khoroo, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia,
Tel: 976-11-311537, Fax: 976-11-312354
 
(Correspondent Bank:

1) STANDART CHARTERED BANK, NEW YORK, USA
SWIFT code: SCBLUS33
CHIPS code: 0256, ABA number: 026002561
 
2) CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK CORPORATION, NEW YORK, USA
SWIFT code: PCBCUS33
CHIPS code: 0256, ABA number: 026002561
BENEFICIARY’S ACCOUNT NO499072545 (USD)
  
BENEFICIARY:   ACADEMY OF CULTURE AND POETRY
Tel/Fax: 976-11-331208
Cell: 976-99118192
mendooyo@gmail.com
wpdmongolia@gmail.com