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250 Poets from 6 Countries in Southeast Asia Meet in Padang Panjang, Mayor Says

Sabtu, 19 Maret 2022 | Maret 19, 2022 WIB Last Updated 2022-03-19T05:29:20Z

Walikota Padang Panjang Fadly Amran dan Dewan Pengarah Temu Penyair Asia Tenggara Dr. Sulaiman Juned (ist)
-PADANG PANJANG – The Second Southeast Asia Poets Gathering will be held in Padang Panjang City, West Sumatra, next November. The committee and the Mayor of Padang Panjang, Fadly Amran, discussed the preparations for the poet's meeting, Friday (18/3/2022) night. It is estimated that 250 poets from 6 countries in Southeast Asia, including poets from Indonesia will attend Padang Panjang

Reportedly, the six countries that are confirmed to be present at the poet's meeting are Malaysia, Thailand, Bruneidarussalam, Singapore, Tomir Leste, Indonesia, including poets from West Sumatra.

Fadly Amran also requested that all preparations be carried out properly. Starting from the committee, the place of implementation, lodging for the poets who will later come to the city of Padang Panjang.

"For now, I see that the preparations are good and we are waiting for the game date," said Fadly Amran. He added

 This Poet Gathering II attracted many foreign and Indonesian poets to come to Padang Panjang

The city of Padang Panjang is famous for its cool and cool air. The distance traveled by using a vehicle from the city of Padang to Padang Panjang takes 1.5 hours.

Fadly also hopes that the community can benefit from this event. Because for lodging, it will be planned to use the facilities of residents' homes. The activities will also be carried out in tourist villages in Padang Panjang.

Head of the Library and Archives Service, Yan Kas Bari, SE said his party would maximize preparations for the implementation of this activity. In the near future, a technical meeting will be held with the Youth, Sports and Tourism Office (Disporapar) and the Education Office, which will be chaired directly by the mayor.

This meeting of poets will be collaborated with the 232nd anniversary of the City (HJK) of Padang Panjang.

The Steering Committee of the Poet Meeting II, Dr. Sulaiman Juned, M.Sn said that this activity was a moment that was eagerly awaited by local and foreign poets.

ulaiman said that on November 30, he had begun to receive the arrival of local and foreign poets.

"We are targeting 250 poets from six countries in Southeast Asia to come to Padang Panjang. For the concept of the event, it will be more interesting than the previous year. Because we will collaborate with HJK 232. Poets will be invited to the HJK plenary session at the DPRD, "he explained.

Sulaiman hopes that the Southeast Asia Poets Gathering can be sustainable and become a routine activity for the City of Padang Panjang. (ak)

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