Literature Festival to be held in Pokhara

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By Our Correspondet,Pokhara, Feb. 10: The 11th edition of Surya Nepal Literature Festival is scheduled to be held in Pokhara from February 15. 

Organised by Bookworm Foundation, the festival is set to feature 58 sessions at Lakeside near Phewa Lake.

 The organisers held a press conference in Pokhara on Thursday and said that the preparations for the festival reached the final stage.

 The 11th edition of this festival will last until February 19. There will be more than two hundred speakers at the festival. 

Keshav Sharan Lamichhane, a member of the organising committee, informed that literature, art, music, journalism, economics and politics would be discussed at the festival.

 “From the problems that surfaced in cooperatives to the problems of Nepali literature and economy are included,” he said. 

About a dozen foreign writers and scholars, including American writer Kai Budde and sociologist George Bramley, are scheduled to participate in the festival.

 In this year’s festival, two days of special sessions have been reserved for students, informed the organiser.

 Niraj Bhari, a member of the foundation, said that there would be a musical programme every evening.

 Former Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha will come for a scholarly speech at the opening of the festival. On the same occasion, artist Durga Baral’s book ‘Watsyayan’ will be released.

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