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NEPAL’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL LITERARY EXTRAVAGANZA

NLF 2011 SCHEDULE

11 .am Welcome Speech—From the organizer

11:05 am. Sponsor’s speech

11.15 am. A short speech by Bairagi Kainla, Chancellor of the Nepal Academy

11.20 am. Key Note Speech by Indra Bahadur Rai, introduced by Devendra Bhattarai

1-2 pm. Lunch Break

2-3 pm. Craft and content : Govinda Bartaman, Mahesh Bikram Shaha and Kumar Nagarkoti, moderator Ujjwal Prasain

3-4 pm. India: Potholes in the Road Ahead: Mark Tully, introduced by Kanak Mani Dixit

4-5 pm. Readings: Narayan Shrestha, Prakash Saya-mai, Shrawan Mukarung, Momila, Sulochana Manandhar andUsha Sherchan

5-6 pm. Launch of Bhisma Uprety’s Beyond the Holy Border: A Poet’s Journey to Manasarovar

DAY 2

11am-12 pm. Reporting South Asia: Vijay Kumar in Conversa-
tion with Mark Tully

12 pm-1 pm. Films based on novels: Nabeen Subba, Nayan Raj Pandey and Yadav Kharel, moderator Brazesh

1pm- 2 pm. Launch of Beli by Neelam Karki Neharika, com-mentator: Govinda Raj Bhattarai

2 pm – 3 pm. Leela lekhan: Indra Bahadur Rai and Krishna Dharabasi, moderator Sanjeev Uprety

3-4 pm. Society and fiction: Narayan Dhakal, Suresh Dhakal, Kishore Nepa, moderator Krishna Jwala Devkota

4- 5 pm. Creative writing and women: Sharada Sharma and Gyanu Pandey, moderator Rajani Dhakal

5-6 pm. Being Young: a conversation with Rajan Mu-karung, Yug Pathak, Manu Manjil and Manisha Gauchan, moderator Jhalak Subedi

DAY 3

11 am-12 pm. The future of Nepali writing in English: Padma Devkota and Peter J Karthak, moderator Biswas Baral

12 pm-1 pm. How to benefit from the booming economies of China and India —Bishwambhar Pyakurel, Ram-ershwor Khanal and Binod Chaudary, Moderator Ameet Dhakal

1pm- 2 pm. Launch of Nepali Katha-Part 4, edited by Byakul Pathak

2 pm – 3 pm. Jugalbandi: Prakat Pageni and Bood Rana, modera-
tor Prakash Sayami

3-4 pm. Media coverage of literature and its impact: Hari Adhikari Narayan Wagle and Parashu Pradhan, moderator Raman Ghimire

4- 5 pm. There is no love on Wall Street—Sophia Tamot in conversation with Ira Trivedi

5-6 pm. Book launch

DAY 4

11am-12 pm. Column writing: Rabindra Mishra, Khagendra San-
graula and CK Lal, moderator Ajit Baral

12-1 pm. Writing plays: Anup Baral, Sunil Pokharel, Sar-ubhakta and Abhi Subedi, moderated by Puspha Acharya

1-2 pm. Launch of Aama, a collection of storiesby Krishna Dharabasi

2–3 pm. My writing life

3-4 pm. Writing in the mofussil: Krishna Bhusan Bal, Tirtha Shrestha, moderator-Shekhar Kharel

4-5 pm. Writing and survival: Jagadish Ghimire and Dhurba Chandra Gautam, moderator Buddhisagar

5-6 pm. On Nepali publishing: Ramchandra Timothy, Krish-na Hari Banskota, Kiran Krishna Shrestha, modera-tor Bhaskar Gautam

Venue

The festival was held at the premises of Gyan Mandala, Moksh Restaurant & Bar in Jamshikhel-3, Patan.

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