Jinan to kick off 1st international Qingzhao poetry festival in June

By Yang Xiaoyu| (chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2024-03-20

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A bronze statue of Li Qingzhao (1084-c.1155) on display at her former residence, located the Zhangqiu Mingshui Ancient City, in Jinan of Shandong province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

2024 marks the 940th anniversary of the birth of Li Qingzhao (1084-c.1155), one of the best known female writers in Chinese history.

To commemorate the famous Song Dynasty (960-1279) poetess, the 1st International Qingzhao Poetry and Arts Festival will be held between June 20 and 27 at the poet's birthplace, today's Zhangqiu district of Jinan in Shandong province, according to a news conference on Wednesday.

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