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Poetry to get airing at Seoul, Busan events

By Korea Herald

Published : Sept. 9, 2015 - 19:05

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Two events featuring spoken word and other performances will be held this weekend in Seoul and Busan.

In Busan, performance art event Poetry Plus will return for a 42nd outing Saturday with around 20 performers, including poetry dance and short stories.

Started in 2000, Poetry Plus event gave birth to the Wordz Only spoken word open mic night in the same city, and returned for a 41st show in June after a long hiatus. Wordz Only will be relauched next month with a new format.

Work by local artists will be displayed at the same venue, and music will follow the event at 10:30 p.m.

In Seoul, wordsmiths will feature a mix of poetry, spoken word, comedy and music. With over a dozen artists performing short sets.

Poetry Plus runs Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Eva’s Ticket in Busan.

Wordsmiths runs Sunday in Southside Parlor in Seoul from 5:30 p.m.