‘100 Masters’ read­ing pro­gram de­buts in Taichung

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Taichung City will be hold­ing “Sta­tion­ing 100 Masters in Schools” (

) in cel­e­bra­tion of World Book Day 2015, from April 9 to the end of the year. The eight­month event will in­vite 100 fa­mous writ­ers, po­ets and celebri­ties, and sta­tion them in schools, cul­tural places and li­braries all over Taichung to in­spire stu­dents and res­i­dents alike.

Wang Chih- cheng ( ), direc­tor-gen­eral of the Cul­tural Af­fairs Bureau un­der the Taichung City Gov­ern­ment, said the pro­gram aims to ful­fill Taichung Mayor Lin Chia- lung’s ( ) goal of cre­at­ing a cul­tural Taic- hung, and to lessen the ur­ban­rural gap. Teach­ers have been called upon to ex­tend their teach­ing ser­vices to moun­tain and costal ar­eas, in­clud­ing Li-Shan Ju­nior High School ( ), which is lo­cated more than 2,000 me­ters above sea level.

The group of lit­er­ary masters in­cludes writ­ers from the younger gen­er­a­tion, Taichung’s own lo­cal writ­ers and Tai­wanese writ­ers and po­ets from fur­ther afield. Taichung hopes to give the stu­dents more op­por­tu­ni­ties to connect with more in­for­ma­tion and lit­er­a­ture, and to re­shape Taichung’s tra­di­tional place as a na­tional cul­ture cen­ter.

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