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2012 Summer Yoon Dong-ju Literature Festival

Join us at the Korean Cultural Center for the 2012 Summer Yoon Dong-ju Literature Festival, a celebration of contemporary Korean lyric poetry, including English and Korean readings of works of Yun Dong-ju, Korea’s famed resistance movement poet and a reading and presentation by published poet Yong-taek Kim, whose works have appeared in Korean literature textbooks.


One of Korea’s most celebrated poets of the modern era, Yun Dong-ju (1917-1945) inspired Koreans during the period of Japanese rule and again surged in popularity in the post-war decades, especially among Korean youth. Yun’s sensuous writing, which celebrates nature and the realization of individual potential in a style reminiscent of Walt Whitman, has made him one of Korea’s most beloved poets today. In a similar vein, poet Yong-taek Kim’s writing captures the beauty of traditional Korean village life, social values, and harmony between nature, the individual, and society.


This program is presented in Korean and English, including a dinner reception with presenters Haeng-ja Kim, Haejung Chang, Yeong-woo Park, Doo-hyun Jeong, Yeong-jin Lee, Yearn Hong Choi, Joanne Martain, and others.


Date: Saturday, July 7
Time: 6 - 9 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm)
Location: Korean Cultural Center - 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington DC 20008

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Location: The Korean Embassy consists of three (3) buildings; KORUS House is located between the main office building and the consulate on Sheridan Circle. For a map, click here. KORUS House is at location B. For a picture of the building, click here and scroll down.


Metro: The KORUS House is about a 15 minute walk from the Dupont Circle metro station, heading northwest on Massachusetts Ave. Metrobus lines N2, N3, N4, and N6 stop nearby at Embassy Row.


Parking: Guests are welcome to park in the small lot adjacent to our building during the event, but space is very limited and first-come-first-serve. There is also some street parking in the local area.