InKo Centre and Arts Council Korea (ARKO) are delighted to invite Ms Yi-Jeong Kim, a talented Korean novelist, as our next writer-in-residence at the Sangam House writing residency at Nrityagram in Bengaluru. Ms Kim will be in residence from 20 December 2012 to 26 January 2013 and will participate in Lekhana, the literary weekend organised by Sangam House at Jagriti Theatre in Whitefield, Bengaluru from 18-20 January 2013.

Yi-jeong, Kim is a Korean fiction writer. She studied Philosophy and Literature and started her literary career by winning an annual literary contest in 1994. Since then she has published two short story collections and two novels. She is a keen observer of human nature and through her works, she depicts with intensity the many nuances of existence and the many complexities of the human soul.

Sangam House

Sangam House is an international writer’s residency programme that brings together writers from across the world to live and work among their peers in a safe, supportive and nurturing space. Every winter the Sangam House invites approximately twenty writers to live and work at Nrityagram, 40 kms outside Bengaluru in South India. Each year, half the invited writers come from the South Asian subcontinent (India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka) and half from other countries around the world. Sangam House is open to writers in all languages and disciplines - fiction and non-fiction writers, poets, translators, playwrights and screen-writers. Lekhana 2013, a literary weekend organised by Sangam House will be held at Jagriti Theatre in Whitefield from 18-20 January 2013. Discussions, readings and performances will celebrate "Writing for the Spoken Word" as Sangam House writers and the city’s writers come together to share thoughts and words.

Arts Council (ARKO)

Arts Council Korea was established to promote creativity and enjoyment of the art by supporting diverse arts and cultural activities in Korea. The Council consists of eleven dedicated professionals of the cultural and art sector in Korea. The Art Council also places emphasis on the establishment of arts infrastructure. It facilitates the rise of practice-oriented policy implementation in line with the increasingly sophisticated cultural environment of Korea.