Welcome

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.

Congress Theme

Oceans Meet

WAAC Organizing Committee

WAAC ORGANIAZTION

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

Vice Presidents:
  Dr. Ernesto Kahan
  Dr. G. Mendooyo
  Dr. István Turczi

Members of Executive Board:
  Dr. Georges Chapouthier
  Dr. Jiří Dědeček
  Dr. Sunwoo Ho

Treasurer:Michelle Wang

Public Relations:Dorothy Young

Program

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

9/28(Mon)HUALIEN

Opening ceremony (10:00 A.M.)

Luncheon

Tea break and painting & photography exhibition

Dinner and poetry recitation

9/29(Tue)CHANGHUA

Leave for Changhua in the morning

Visit to Taiwan Glass Gallery and Lukang old town in the afternoon

Dinner and Poetry recitation

9/30(Wed)CHANGHUA

Tour in Changhua and poetry recitation in the morning

Visit to lighthouse, oyster field, sunset beach in the afternoon

Dinner and poetry recitation

10/1(Thu)CHIAYI

Visit to Waisanding Sand Bar of the west coast of Taiwan

Closing ceremony in the evening

                                        

10/2(Fri)TAOYUAN

Check out in the morning and leave for Taoyuan International Airport

Lunch

Departure

(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)

2.Fangyuan Lighthouse

(http://tourism.chcg.gov.tw/EN/hopSpotInfo.aspx?id=228&chk=c7a93d28-1453-44c0-b446-c4968d727e93)

1.      Faro Fanyuan

(http://tourism.chcg.gov.tw/EN/hopSpotInfo.aspx?id=228&chk=c7a93d28-1453-44c0-b446-c4968d727e93)

The Fangyuan Lighthouse is a lighthousein Fangyuan TownshipChanghua CountyTaiwan. 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)

 TAIWANGLASS GALLERY

(http://www.rtaiwanr.com/taiwan-glass-gallery-glass-temple)

(http://tourism.chcg.gov.tw/EN/hopSpotInfo.aspx?id=260&chk=af181dbe-ed88-404c-b446-0c15b633a36d)

LUKANG OLD STREET

(http://www.travelking.com.tw/eng/tourguide/taiwanoldstreets/lukang-old-street.html)

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 AnthologyAll 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)

Please email by June 15th, 2015 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

*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.

Registration
Dear poet friends, to facilitate you to complete the registration, please fill in the registration form and send it to us by fax (+886-2-27555577) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Meanwhile, please also remit the congress fee to the bank account below. The Deadline is 31st of May, 2015. Please also send us an email to confirm your registration successful.

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.)
SWIFT CODE: TPBKTWTP

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.

Download registration form:

http://www.indra-jala.com.tw/wcp35/index.htm


Contact Us

Kindly contact us if you have any questions.
Contact Person:Miss Hung
E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax:+886-2-27555577
Postal Address:3F., No.390, Guangfu S. Rd., Da’an Dist.,

Taipei City 106, Taiwan (R.O.C.)