YRD Literature Highland Development Summit kicks off in SIP
The YRD Literature Highland Development Summit kicked off in SIP on Jan 18, gathering representatives from the literary circle in the YRD region which generally refers to the triangle-shaped metropolitan region comprising Shanghai and 26 cities in East China's Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces.
to create works about local people and life
He Jianming, a Suzhou-native reportage writer and vice chairman of China Writers Association, said at the event that he expects to see more works about the people and the daily life in the YRD region. He took SIP for example, saying that its typical modernization trajectory can be made into a great epic.
hope Jinji Lake can inspire classic literary works as West Lake does
Wang Yao, vice chairman of Jiangsu Writers Association and chairman of Suzhou Federation of Literature and Art Circles and Suzhou Writers Association, believes that the unique and diversified culture based on Jinji Lake in SIP provides an endless source for literary creation. He hopes that Jinji Lake can inspire as many high-quality literary works as West Lake (a famous lake in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province) does.
the summit offers a good chance for exchange between litterateurs
Fan Xiaoqing, a Suzhou-native writer and chairwoman of Jiangsu Writers Association, believes the YRD Literature Highland Development Summit offered a good chance for exchange between litterateurs in the YRD region and also set a good example for holding other events aimed at enhancing the integration of the literary circle in the region.
young writer training programs should be carried out on a regular basis
He Ying, secretary of Party Leadership Group, first secretary at Secretariat and vice chairperson at Anhui Federation of Literature and Art Circles, suggested in her speech that the federations of literature and art circles in the YRD region take turn to carry out training programs targeted at young writers. She also proposed that renowned litterateurs can be invited to give one-on-one lessons to the trainees under the programs.