Hamedan, Sept 4, IRNA-The First Baba Taher Literary Award Festival will open in the city of Hamedan on September 14.
Deputy Head of Hamedan Culture and Islamic Guidance Department Fazel Ebadi here Sunday said that 655 couplets and quatrains along with 31 literary essays have been submitted to the secretariat of the festival.
He told IRNA that the received materials classified into two categories of provincial and nationwide have been examined by experts and the selected ones will be introduced at the closing ceremony of the upcoming event.
Hamedan's locally composed couplets and quatrains, survey on composers of these two types of poetry and literary assessment of Baba Taher's poems are the basic theme of the festival.
Baba Taher Uryan Hamedani (born c. 1000, died after 1055) is known for his couplets.
The festival mainly aims to revive the status of couplets and quatrains.
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