The fifth edition of Nepal Literature Festival 2016 ended on February 1. The festival organized by Bookworm Foundation and Random Readers Society and it has won hearts and minds of the visitors in Pokhara.
The last day of the festival was attended by renowned writers and celebrities, as writers briefed on their creations and discussed about challenges on how to make books written in English popular in the Nepali market. Audience attending the final day of the festival witnessed another day of extravaganza comprised of new ideas, exploration and sharing.
The Bookworm Foundation has issued a press release on the festival, where it said that the final day of the festival featured a lot of activities ranging from characters related with literacy to the techniques of writing books, movies and many more.
According to the press release, the discussion started with literacy characters, their creation, their development and difficulties associated with them. Renowned writers like Nayan Raj Pandey, Buddhisagar and Subin Bhattarai participated in the discussion.
Popular Nepali actors Rajesh Hamal and Dayahang attended the last day of the festival and expressed their experience of how they feel about being a ‘hero’ for the Nepalese.
Dozens of poets were present on the last day of four-day-long festival and rouse the emotion of the audience through their scintillating poems.
The press release quoted that the experience of organizing another year of Nepal Literature Festival in Pokhara was wonderful. The organizers hope that it will be more comprehensive and all-inclusive festival in the coming years.
The fifth edition of the festival started on January 29 at the premises of Nepal Tourism Board in Pokhara and ended on February 1. The festival was organized to introduce the taste of global literature to the local audience.
However, it is the only international literary festival in the country and brought a galaxy of renowned writers, academics, artists, journalists, actors and musicians together. The festival attended by sixty eminent personalities like Gagan Thapa, Baburam Bhattarai, Lilamani Poudel, Rabindra Mishra, Yogesh Bhattarai, Amary Nyaupane, Narayan Wagle, Rabindra Adhikari, Sharada Sharma, Khagendra Sangroula, Saraswoti Pratiskhsy, Dayahang Rai, Pradip Giri, Manu Manjil, Sarubhakta Shrestha and many more.