Mountain Echoes Literary Festival, which turns five this year, aims to bring together writers, biographers, historians, environmentalists, scholars, photographers, poets, musicians, artists and filmmakers to engage in cultural dialogue, share stories, create memories for three days in the mountains.
The festival is being held between May 22 – 24 in Thimpu Valley. The sessions will be spread across Tarayana Centre, Hotel Taj Tashi, Nehru Wangchuck Cultural Centre and Mojo Park in Thimphu, Bhutan.
The festival is presented by consumer durables company Usha International Limited and enjoys the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck.
Namita Gokhale, Pramod Kumar KG, Kunzang Choden and Siok Sian Dorji are the Festival Directors.
Apart from the literary sessions, film screenings and workshops, open mic and concerts, exhibitions and culinary demonstrations are planned.
Each day begins with traditional and spiritual performances by Bhutanese musicians like Lhamo Dukpa, Ugyen Pandey and Sonam Dorji.
Photo courtesy: Mountain Echoes Literary Festival