Drukyul's Literature Festival all set to commence from 4th to 6th August in Thimphu, Bhutan
Drukyul's Literature Festival all set to commence from 4th to 6th August in Thimphu, Bhutan (picture courtesy || google)

Bhutan: The Echoes of Bhutan is all set to host Drukyul’s Literature Festival, which will be commencing from August 4th to 6th in the capital city Thimphu which is joyful news for the literature lovers in the country. 

The festival aims to celebrate the art and works of literature done by authors from Bhutan and other countries along with artists, thinkers and influencers to promote Bhutanese literature and art to the world.

The Literature festival will be conducted in its 12th edition at the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) auditorium located in the Bhutanese capital Thimphu under the theme ‘Reconnecting and Reviving’, which relates deeply and directly to the current policies in the tourism sector of the country.

During the festival, there will be 35 in-person sessions and programs which will take place to celebrate the diversification and versatility in the different fields of literature, culture and art. 

The visitors are expected to observe beautiful opportunities to experience evocative sights and sounds along with exhibitions and memorable arts with interactive workshops and music performances, poetry sessions and film screenings etc.

Meanwhile, Professor Toby Walsh (Professor of artificial intelligence at the UNSW) will be joining the festival as this year’s speaker line along with Author and illustrator of The Golden Glow, Benjamin Flouw, with Creator, artist and illustrator of The Snowpiercer, Jean-Marc Rochette with others. In addition, the festival will also feature many speakers and voices from countries such as Nepal, India, East Asia and the US.

The festival is considered an annual celebration that brings together acclaimed and potential speakers along with authors, thinkers, speakers and artists from across the world and Bhutan under one roof. The festival also aims to motivate and promote cultural conversations in Bhutan with art and natural beauty.

Furthermore, during the literature festival, the whole environment is considered a place to learn, share and connect with oneself at a deeper level and with the world around us through different channels such as books, art, music and storytelling, said Dorji Dhradhul, the Director General of the Department of Tourism.

To promote the country’s literature, art and culture, Bhutan Echoes, a non-profit organization, has been coordinating and producing such likely events culminating in the Drukyul’s Literature Festival, an annual event held in Bhutan.