Nepal Literature Festival to be held in Pokhara


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Posted on: January 7, 2016


The Nepal Literature Festival is being held between 29th January to 1st of February in Pardi, Pokhara.

Organized by the not for profit organization Bookworm Foundation, the Literature Festival is a celebration of prose and verse with noted national and international writers coming together to be part of the 4 day event. Past speakers have included luminaries such as Amish Tripathi, Sir Mark Tully, Carlo Pizzati, Ravinder Singh, Ned Beauman to name a few.

Featured speakers this year are Ira Trivedi, the best-selling author of What Would You Do To Save The World? and The Great Indian Love Story, Uday Prakash, the Hindi language writer and 2010 recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award and Barkha Dutta, prominent journalist, reporter and author of This Unquiet Land: Stories from India’s Fault Lines.

Over a hundred national and international authors and intellectuals will come together for more than thirty interactive sessions during the festival. Discussions will cover a wide range of topics from literature, art, theatre, film, business, economics to politics.

Entrance to the festival is free. This is the first time the festival is being held in Pokhara, since its inception in 2011.