Tehran, April 27, IRNA-A group of French poets is expected to arrive here on April 30 to commemorate the poets of both countries and will stay up to May 5.
The Cultural Department of the French Embassy in Tehran told IRNA on Wednesday that upon arrival in Tehran, the group of poets will leave for a tour of the cities of Isfahan, Shahr-e Kord, Shiraz and Firouzabad along with 10 Iranian poets.
The cultural mission of the visiting French poets is dubbed `Dialogue with Nature: Irano-French Meetings'.
On their way, five more poets from the provinces visited by them will join the group. On the last day of their visit, they are scheduled to leave the town of Firouzabad for Tehran with 30 poets to attend the poetry festival to be held at the 18th Tehran International Book Fair.
In each of the five cities, children holding banners will attend the poetry festivals arranged in honor of the visiting poets. Upon arrival in each city, in a symbolic move, the children accompanying the group will wave the banners.
The idea of forming such a group and planning the tour initially took shape in early fall of 2004 as two exhibitions were concurrently held at Iran's Carpet Museum and a French carpet and textile museum.
The tour provides the French poets an opportunity to meet Iranian authors and publishers.
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