Abbot President Master Dao Yi (Dr. Yu Hsi)
President of XXXV WCP
The 35th World Congress of Poets will be held in Taiwan from the 27th of September to the 2nd of October in 2015. This is the third time I organize World Congress of Poets in Taiwan. In order to welcome distinguished poets and guests from all over the world, we’ve designed a special cultural feast for the body, mind and spirit. In addition to the sharing of poetry between poets, we have also selected Waisanding Sand Bar of the west coast of Taiwan as one of the venues for this year’s congress to reflect the innocence and purity of the poetical heart. We sincerely invite all of you to enjoy this poetical gathering on Formosa Island Taiwan.
WAAC Organizing Committee
Founder：Dr. Tin-wen Chung
Patron：Abbot President Master Dao Yi（Dr. Yu Hsi）
President：Dr. Maurus Young
General Secretary：Dr. Eugenia Soberanis
Deputy General Secretary：Dr. Bei Ta
Dr. Ernesto Kahan
Dr. G. Mendooyo
Dr. István Turczi
Members of Executive Board：
Dr. Georges Chapouthier
Dr. Jiří Dědeček
Dr. Sunwoo Ho
Public Relations：Dorothy Young
9/27（Sun）TAIPEI to HUALIEN
Airport pick up time at Taoyuan International Airport: 10:00 A.M.／2:00 P.M.
Registration and welcome party ~
Mid-summer Festival Night: World Peace& Auspicious Light Offering
Opening ceremony (10:00 A.M.)
Tea break and painting & photography exhibition
Dinner and poetry recitation
Leave for Changhua in the morning
Visit to Taiwan Glass Gallery and Lukang old town in the afternoon
Dinner and Poetry recitation
Tour in Changhua and poetry recitation in the morning
Visit to lighthouse, oyster field, sunset beach in the afternoon
Dinner and poetry recitation
Visit to Waisanding Sand Bar of the west coast of Taiwan
Closing ceremony in the evening
Check out in the morning and leave for Taoyuan International Airport
（The detail as well as the awards of opening & closing ceremony will be updated any time.）
Hotel and Tour Information
1. Accommodation (to be announced soon)
1. Faro Fanyuan
The Fangyuan Lighthouse is a lighthousein Fangyuan Township, Changhua County, Taiwan. The lighthouse was built in 1983 at the eastern side of Wanggong Fishing Portto ensure the safety of vessels moving around the port. The octagonal lighthouse is painted in black and white vertical bands and stands up to 35.7 meters. The tower was constructed with reinforced concrete and equipped with fourth class electric lamp, which generated 28,000 candlepower light for as far as 16.6 nautical miles. It was built with a power generation room, store room and dorms. The light beam from the lighthouse lasts for five seconds between lightness and darkness.
WANGGONG FISHING BOAT LIGHTS; KING’S BOW BRIDGE(http://www.trimt-nsa.gov.tw/web/en/BlogDetail.aspx?KeyID=8707c0dc-d751-4cd9-ba57-c183210432ec)
LUKANG OLD STREET
Fee and Special offer
1. Congress fee is US$650 per person (including meals, accommodations, and traveling transportation for 6 days and 5 nights).
2. One person will be free of congress fee for each group of 10 persons.
3. 10% off (US$585)for registrations made before April 30th, 2015.
4. Congress fee includes:
Food: A total of 15 meals, beginning with the welcome party on September 27th and ending with lunch on October 2nd.
Accommodations: 5 nights at high-quality 4 star hotels from September 27th to October 1st.
Transportation: all ground transportation, including the airport and traveling.
5. Attendance fee: free for life members (please present your membership card); US$50 membership fee for ordinary members; US$50 attendance fee for non-members.
6. Deadline for registration: May 31st, 2015.
7. All participants will receive an elegant certificate of attendance and the World Poetry Anthology which includes profiles of all the participants, photos and poems.
8. Poetry readings
*Poetry Anthology: All poets who paid WCP participation fees of 650 US dollarss are entitled to submit one poem in Word format on the theme: WORLD BROTHERHOOD AND PEACE THROUGH POETRY to the editorial board and note that following rules are to be observed:-
- text of poem should be in English and Chinese
- poem should not exceed 25 lines
- short biography of oneself with not more than 25 lines in Times New Roman 12 signs
- own e-mail address that will eventually be published also
- an IC -sized photo of oneself (in jpeg)
*Open poetry readings with simultaneous interpretation: Each poet will be given three minutes to read one or two poems. The readings will be held in the main hall and organized according to native language. Interpretation can be provided by the poet or other participants.
*Internationally recognized poets are invited to provide a paper in English for inclusion in the poetry anthology.
BANK NAME: TAIPEI FUBON COMMERCIAL BANK HUALIEN Mini-Branch A/C NO: 7451-6801-4983
NAME: WU CHU CHING
ADDRESS: 1F., NO.256, Linsen Rd., Hualien City, Hualien County 970, Taiwan(R.O.C.)
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We will contact you after receiving your remittance and then your registration will be confirmed. Besides, please also kindly inform us your flight itinerary as soon as possible so that we could make good preparation for your arrival and departure during this trip.
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Kindly contact us if you have any questions.
Contact Person：Miss Hung
Postal Address：3F., No.390, Guangfu S. Rd., Da’an Dist.,
Taipei City 106, Taiwan (R.O.C.)