We wish to take you out to nature to read, to heal you from the busy city life. “Reading in Nature” is a healing program of the 3rd Ulju Mountain Film Festival that takes you on a journey with literary men discussing mountains and life to find the meaning of life and rest in nature. Let’s take a dive and mingle with the novelists and poets as they bring unique lectures and performances between Saturday the 8th, and Monday the 10th.
“Reading in Nature” Schedule
Kim was born in 1948 in Seoul and raised within the four walls of Seoul. He has authored books such as In the Empty Lot, and the essay collection As I Cook Ramen. Currently, helivesinIlsan, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do.
Poet Jeong Ho-seung began his literary career with a poem in Daehan Daily New Spring Literary Contest in 1973, and a short story in Chosun Ilbo New Spring Literary Contest in 1982. His poetry books include From Sorrow to Joy, Dawn Letter, Love Then Die, To be Lonely Is to Be Human, Earning My Keep, Travels, No to Hope, The People I Love, To Daffodils, Korean-English bilingual edition A Letter Not Sent, Blossoms May Fall but I Never Forget You, as well as some translated into Japanese, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese. Some of his essay collections include Words That Have Given Me Strength, Words That Have Given Me Courage, and Without You, There Is No ME. He has received numerous awards, including So-Wol Literary Prize, Jeong Ji-yong Literary Prize, Dongsuh Poetry Prize, Pyeonun Poetry Prize, Catholic Poetry Prize, Sangwha Poetry Prize, and Gongcho Poetry Prize.
Poet Lee Dong-soon began his literary career when his poem Sleep of the Devil won the Dongah Sinchoon in 1973. He published 16 poetry books such as Duckweed, The Song of Water, I Miss You Now, and Barbed-wire Homeland. He also published The complete Works of Baek Seok (1987), after he collected and organized the poems by Baek Seok, one of the forgotten poets from the decades of division, and restored him to the national history of literature. He has also authored 55 books including Restoration and Site of the Forgotten History of Literature, and has received various prizes including SIN Dong-yup Prize for Literature, Kim Sakkat Poetry Prize, and Jeong Ji-young Literary Prize.
BACK Chang-woo is a singer and songwriter talented in poetry, composition, and singing. In the late 80s, his folk group Noraemaeul led the Korean folk scene with songs like, If This Song Can Become One Ray of Sunshine in This Shady Land and We at Thirty. He has composed such songs as Love(Kang Young-suk), After My One and Only Has Left(Im Heui-suk), and Letter Unmailed (Kim Kwang-seok), which was used in the film Joint Security Area. His series of children’s songs Bori Children’s Singing Village won him the 44th Baeksang Publishing Awards in the children and teenager section. ‘Mr. Baek Changwoo’s Sotrehouse of Songs’ won him the 1st Korean Publishing Award and the 1st Pulkot Children’s Song Awards. He is a driving member of Lobedleaf Pharbitis, a poetry and song club. Currently, he is making children’s songs with the children singing group Gulleongseo-aideul and reinterpreting nursery rhymes to record albums and publish books.