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Sunday, 06 February 2011 10:02

Organizers of the 5th Fajr International Poetry Festival selected 200 poems for its final entries on Friday. “Over 40,000 works were submitted to the secretariat of the festival from which 200 were selected for the final judgment,” said secretary of the program Mahmudreza Ekramifar.

The collection was chosen by 50 experts and the jury is reviewing the final list, he added. The two cities of Zanjan in Zanjan Province and Birjand in South Khorasan Province will be hosting the provincial sections of the festival, opening on February 6 and 7 respectively. Several provincial veteran poets are scheduled to be honored during the program.

Workshops on contemporary literature and review sessions on contemporary poetry are among the side section programs.

The 5th edition of the festival will officially open in Tehran at the Iran National Library and Archive on February 26.

Cuertsey:Mehr News Agency

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 February 2011 10:07

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