The Union of Writers invited each poet to plant a tree to make the Poetry Square. The union also marked the 500th anniversary of book-printing in Armenia.
As reported by the Armenian Diocese in New York City:
The poetry festival, organized by Levon Ananyan, president of Armenia’s Writers Union, drew poets and writers from 30 countries for a week of readings and workshops. As part of the program, participants also planted acacia trees in a new poetry park in Yerevan.
The festival was organized in the spirit of last year’s celebration of Yerevan as the UNESCO World Book Capital.