June 18, 2013 / Issue No. 585
Seoul Selection at Seoul International Book Fair
Buy our titles for 20% less
Bibliophiles, rejoice! Pop by the COEX this week to check out Seoul International Book Fair 2013, Korea’s biggest celebration of all things book. This year’s nation of honor is India, while the “culture focus” will be on Canada.
Seoul Selection will be in attendance, of course. Stop by Booth K29 and say hello—we’ll have 78 Korean-language and English-language books on display, which you can purchase at 20% discounts. We’ll also be handing out a couple of titles for free, too, including “Minifiction” (Korean, 2005), “Seeweed and Shamans” (Korean, 2007), and “Poems for Planting Love: A Collection of Poems and Artwork by Children with Disabilities” (2008, Korean and English).
VENUE: COEX A, B Hall
PERIOD: June 19—23 (Wed~Sun)
ADMISSION: 3,000 won
MORE INFO: http://sibf.or.kr
GETTING THERE: Samsung Station, Line 2
8th Physical Theatre Festival in Seoul 2013
This festival celebrates the sophisticated and powerful movements of physical theater, including mimes, dance and circuses. On the program is WHS’s “Waiting Room,” Naoki Iimuro Mime company’s “Mime Time2” and much more. Colorful fringe events and workshops are planned, too.
VENUE: Daehangno Arts Theater
PERIOD: Jun 24–Jul 7
ADMISSION: KRW 25,000
MORE INFO: T. 02-764-7462, www.physicaltheater.co.kr
GETTING THERE: Hyehwa Station 혜화역 (Line 4), Exit 2
Violinist Jo Yeong-mi and her Anima Chamber orchestra will entertain classical music lovers with an evening of Beethoven, Dvorak and Schubert. Founded in 2010 on the 10th anniversary of Jo becoming a Yonsei University professor, the Anima Chamber is composed of Jo’s students. Jo sometimes plays as well, but the focus is on her students.
VENUE: Seoul Dream Forest Art Center
DATE: June 21
ADMISSION: KRW 20,000
MORE INFO: T. 02-720-3933
GETTING THERE: Not far from Mia Station, Line 4.
Studio Ghibli Layout Design Exhibition in Seoul
A total of 1,300 layout sketches that gave birth to Japan’s animation films of global reputation are now on display in Seoul, under the sponsorship of Hyundai Card. The exhibits belong to the Tokyo-based animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli which was founded by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata in 1985. The studio is famous for creating the highest quality Anime, which includes “Castle in the Sky” (1986), “Grave of the Fireflies” (1988), “My Neighbor Totoro” (1988) and “Princess Mononoke” (1997).
VENUE: Hangaram Gallery, Seoul Arts Center
PERIOD: Jun 22–Sep. 22
ADMISSION: KRW 15,000
MORE INFO: www.superseries.kr
GETTING THERE: Nambu Bus Terminal Station 남부터미널역 (Line 3), Exit 5
The 9th AMCHAM CEO Servers’ Night
This unique event is hosted by the Partners for the Future Foundation in order to raise scholarship funds that will help Korean university students from unemployed families. For one special night only, CEOs from Korean and multi-national companies exchange their business suits for aprons to act as a waiter for their designated guests. Participating CEOs make donations in the form of a participation fee to provide for the scholarship fund. They invite their families, friends, and co-workers to promote the fun fundraising concept by demonstrating the ease and joy of making donations and volunteer work. Also, the event becomes more meaningful because while CEOs serve their invited guests, they are able to show their appreciation toward their guests.
VENUE: Conrad Seoul
DATE: Jun 26, 6pm–9:30pm
ADMISSION: Adults: KRW 120,000, Children: KRW 50,000
MORE INFO: www.amchamkorea.org
RASKB Excursion: Naejangsan National Park
Mt. Naejangsan is famous for having some of the most spectacular scenery in Korea. At any time of year, this densely forested mountain area is worth a visit. The more northern of the park’s two sections is ringed by a horseshoe-shaped ridge, with the most dramatic rock outcrops in the area. In the valleys beneath this ridge lie the temple Naejang-sa, several hermitages, two waterfalls, a grotto cave, and a cable car leading to a lookout on the hillside, making Naejang-san a perfect place to ‘commune with nature’ at this or at any time of the year.
VENUE: Naejangsan, Jeollabuk-do
PERIOD: June 23
ADMISSION: KRW 58,000 for members, KRW 70,000 for non-members
GETTING THERE: See link above.
Bird’s Eye View of Seochon
The Ryugaheon Gallery in Seochon. Photo by Robert Koehler.
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Seoul Selection eBooks
– You can purchase some Seoul Selection titles in ebook format via Amazon.com
(for Kindle) and Apple’s iBookstore
. Titles include Ask a Korean Dude
, Moon Tides
, Doing Business in Korea
, Once Around the Sun
, and seven volumes of our Korean Film Directors series: BONG Joon-ho
, IM Kwon-taek
, KIM Jee-woon
, LEE Chang-dong
, LEE Man-hee
, PARK Chan-wook
, and SHIN Sang-ok
Seoul Selection via Ingram
– Seoul Selection now has a direct wholesale distribution agreement with Ingram Book Group
, the world’s largest wholesale distributor of publisher content. By choosing to allow Ingram to represent our material, we have opened our titles to a wider audience. Our titles will be available for order through Ingram at more than 35,000 distribution channels worldwide. Ask your local bookstore to have Seoul Selection titles available!
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