‘100 Masters’ reading program debuts in Taichung
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.