The second edition of the Ncell Nepal Literature Festival 2012 was organized by The Bookworm Trust in partnership with the Nepal Academy.

The Festival held from September 20 to 23 in the premises of the Nepal Academy at Kamaladi, Kathmandu. The Festival brought together over ninety eminent writers from Nepal and abroad. The Festival had panel discussions, poetry recitals, book launches and signings, author meets, and much more. Lovers of literature got a chance to rub their shoulders with the national and international literary stars, engage in racy dialogues, grab a book and get it signed by their favorite writers.

The inaugural edition of the Festival was well-received by the audience and writers with an attendance of over 5,000 strong audiences. International writers like Mark Tully, Indra Bahadur Rai and Ira Trivedi, in addition to over 60 eminent Nepali writers including Sarubhakta, Sharada Sharma, Abhi Subedi, Dhruba Chandra Gautam and Jagadish Ghimire had graced the inaugural edition that spread over 25 sessions. This year’s program promises to be bigger and better with an expected 10,000 strong audience, more than 90 writers participating in over 40 parallel sessions for 4 days.Replete with sessions that include topics as wide-ranging as literature, art, music, sociology and economics, the Festival will help present Nepal as a hub of literary and intellectual exchange, thereby drawing the attention of people around the world to Nepal.

TimeBackyardDabali
11 am - 12:30 pmInauguration program
Welcome Speech by the Organizer
Speech by the Sponsor
Speech by Chancellor of the Nepal Academy
Keynote Speech by Abhi Subedi
Musical Performance by Sukarma
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12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch BreakLunch Break
1:30 pm - 3 pm1990 Pachhiko Badalindo Nepali Samaj
Chaitanya Mishra, CK Lal, Ghanshyam Bhusal
Moderator : Shekhar Kharel
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3 pm - 4 pmSur, Tal, Shabda
Navaraj Lamsal, Kiran Kharel, Nagendra Thapa
Moderator: Ajay Dixit
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4 pm - 5 pmSahityako Bhasa
Mohan Mainali, Buddhisagar, Nayan Raj Pandey
Moderator: Hari Adhikari
Nepali Sahityama Nari Chitran
Bhuwan Dhungana, Narayan Dhakal
Moderator: Anbika Giri
5 pm - 6 pmAlmost Single
Jharana Bajracharya in conversation with Advaita Kala
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TimeBackyardDabali
11 am - 12 pmMediaspeak : How Media Talks to us
Kishore Nepal, Sudheer Sharma, Ajaya Bhadra Khanal
Moderator: Narayan Wagle
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12 pm - 1 pmLekhanka Sukha-dukha
Sharada Sharma, Sarubhakta, Shrawan Mukarung
Lucknow Boy
Prashant Jha in conversation with Vinod Mehta
1 pm - 2 pmLunch BreakLunch Break
2 pm - 3 pmLost in Translation?
Basanta Thapa, Govinda Raj Bhattarai, Khagendra Sangraula
Moderator: Girish Giri
Dwanda Ra Nepali Sahitya
Mahesh B. Shah, Dr. Laxman Gautam, Yug Pathak
Moderator: Dinesh Kafle
3 pm - 4 pmSamsmaran: Aatmalekhan Ki Aatmalaap?
Ganesh Rasik, Raamesh Koirala, Durga Ghimire
Moderator: Saguna Shah
The Rise of Chicklit
Richa Bhattarai in conversation with Advaita Kala
4 pm - 5 pmRewriting Myth
Amish Tripathi
Bharatiya Nepali Lekhan
Mana Prasad Subba, Khagendra Prasad Luitel
Moderator: Mahesh Poudel
5 pm - 6 pmWah, Ghazal /b>
Rajendra Thapa, Sital Kadambini
Moderator: Sanar Wasti
Aanchalikta: Sthaniya Swaadko Sahitya
Sanat Regmi, Dhurba Chandra Gautam, Rajan Mukarung
Moderator: Amar Nyaupane
TimeBackyardDabali
11 am - 12 pmSunnelai Sunko Mala : Nepali Baal Sahitya
Vinaya Kasajoo, Sharmila Khadka Dahal, Rajeev D Joshi
Moderator: Shahshwat Parajuli
Mukta Varta
Saroj Dhital and Jagadish Ghimire
Moderator: Shekhar Kharel
12 pm - 1 pmNepali Kasari Lekhne
Sarat Chandra Wasti and Basanta Thapa in conversation
Plagiarism: From Academia to Journalism
Dharma Adhikari, Akhilesh Upadhyay, Anirudra Thapa,
Moderator: Deepak Adhikari
1 pm - 2 pmLunch BreakLunch Break
2 pm - 3 pmFrom Financier to Writer
Pranay Rana in coversation with Amish Tripathi
Living Fully
Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche, Yubaraj Ghimire
Moderator: Anil K. Shah
3 pm - 4 pmThe Outlook Years
Kunda Dixit in conversation with Vinod Mehta
Kabitaka Shakti ra Seema
Ramesh Kshitiz, Biplav Dhakal, Momila,Shrawan Mukarung
Moderator: Manu Manjil
4 pm - 5 pmWriting Life
Sunil Gangopadhyay
Moderator: Kurchi Dasgupta
Shh...Here come the Poets
Sulochana Manandhar, Geeta Tripathi, Bikram Subba, Rabat, Momila, Chandra Ghimire, Ramesh,Kshitiz, Manu Manjil, Usha Sherchan
Moderator : Bhupendra Khadka
5 pm - 6 pmBooks Loved and Lost
Hari Sharma, Shivani Singh Tharu, Krishna Gyanwali
Moderator: Sarad Pradhan
Contd. Shh...Here come the Poets
Shrawan Mukarang, Viplob Dhakal, Narayan Shrestha, Mana Prasad Subba, Manjul, Hari Adhikari
TimeBackyardDabali
11 am - 12 pmAudience Lost and Found
Nishchal Basnet, Ujjwal Ghimire, Tsering Ritar Sherpa
Moderator: Yangesh
Reading in the Time of New Media
Ujjwal Acharya, Kishor Pahadi, Sewa Bhattarai, Aakar Anil
Moderator: Rajneesh
12 pm - 1 pmMatribhashama Lekhan
Tejeshwar Babu Gongha, Krishna Sharbahari, Ramesh Ranjan
Moderator: Suresh Kiran
Sankatma Shiksha Pranali
Suresh Raj Sharma, Dhananjay Sharma
Moderator : Sudarshan Ghimire
1 pm - 2 pmLunch BreakLunch Break
2 pm - 3 pmMofussilma Lekhan
Bhupeen Vyakul, Manu Manjil, Seema Aavaas, Ramesh Kshitiz
Moderator: Basanta Basnet
Rewriting History
Ramesh Dhungel, Pratyoush Onta
Moderator: Bishnu Sapkota
3 pm - 4 pmThe Beat Generation
Abhi Subedi in conversation with Sunil Gangopadhyay
Sahityik Patrika: Hijo Ra Aaja
Basanta Prakash, Abhaya Shrestha, Basudev Adhikari, Rochak Ghimire
Moderator: Raman Ghimire
4 pm - 5 pmNaya Nibandha
Madhab Pokhrel, Roshan Sherchan, Govinda Bartaman
Moderator: Khagendra Sangraula
Natak Jaari Chha
Ashesh Malla, Sunil Pokharel, Dayahang Rau
Moderator: Khagendra Lamichhane
5 pm - 6 pmThe Three Pillar Economy: Mantra for Prosperity
Ram Sharan Mahat, Yubaraj Khatiwada, Pradeep Kumar Shrestha, Jhalak Subedi, Moderator: Kiran Nepal
A Review of the Review Culture
Kishore Nepal, Ajit Baral, Rajkumar Baniya
Moderator: Bindesh Dahal