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A Warm Family: Conversation with a poet Kim Hu-ran
 
 
Date: 23 October 2015 
 
Korean Studies Programme, School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU presents:

A Warm Family: Conversation with a poet Kim Hu-ran

Date: 23 October, 2015
Tim: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: CPD LG.07, Centennial Campus HKU.
Language: Korean/English (interpretation will be provided)

Acclaimed poet Kim Hu-ran will discuss her recently translated collection of poems titled A Warm Family (2014) and issues of family in Korea. Kim will also read few selections from her book. Q & A session will follow.

About the Author, Kim Hu-Ran
Ms. Kim was born in Seoul as Kim Hyung-Deok. Upon launching her literary career in 1960 through Hyundae Munhak, Ms. Kim joined the newly established Cheongmi Poets’ Group. While attending Seoul National College of Education, she became a reporter for Hankook Ilbo. For the next 20 years, she worked as a journalist and editor for different newspapers including Kyounghyang Shinmuns and Busan Ilbo. Ms. Kim also served Korea Women’s Development Institute as its second director. Since then she has held numerous posts. She was a member of The Women’s Policy Assembly, the chair of the Public Fund Management under the Korea Broadcasting Advertising Corporation, a member of The Government Ethics Committee, a board member of the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, and the 17th director of the Korea Women Writers’ Association.
In 1967, Ms. Kim published her first collection of poems Rapier and Rose. It was followed by Some Surf, Wind of Darkness, Dawn of Seoul, The Tree Planted in a Poet’s Heart, A Warm Family, and King Sejong, an epic, totaling 12 volumes of poems. In addition, she compiled the anthologies, In This World of Ours and Songs for Today, and authored There’s a Heart Weeping for You, a collection of essays.
Ms. Kim has received the Hyundae Munhak Award, the Woltan Literature Award, the Korea Literature Award, the Hyoryoung Grand Prix, the Pen Club Award, and the distinguished National Medal Moran.
 
 
Sponsored by
Literature Translation Institute of Korea
Consulate General of Republic of Korea

 
 
     
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