Bhutan Echoes to host Drukyul’s Literature Festival in August
Thimphu: Bhutan Echoes is giving good news to people of Bhutan as it will host Drukyul’s Literature Festival from the 4th to the 6th of August in Thimphu.
The annual literature festival aims to celebrate works of literature and arts by Bhutanese and international authors, thinkers, artists and influencers, and promote Bhutanese literature, culture and arts to the world, reports The Bhutan Live.
This year, the 12th edition of the literature festival will take place in the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) auditorium in the capital Thimphu.
The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Reconnecting and Reviving’, which is so much in sync with the current tourism policy of Bhutan, the news portal reported.
The festival will feature more than 35 in-person sessions and programs that celebrate the diverse fields of literature, arts and culture.
Visitors will get beautiful opportunities to experience evocative sights and sounds, stunning art exhibitions, music performances, interactive workshops, open mic nights, poetry readings, film screenings and more.
The speakers, who will attend the event, include, Professor Toby Walsh (Laureate fellow, and professor of artificial intelligence at the UNSW), Benjamin Flouw (Author and illustrator of The Golden Glow), Jean-Marc Rochette (Creator/artist and illustrator of The Snowpiercer), among others. The festival will feature esteemed speakers and new voices from India, Nepal, East Asia, Europe, and the US.