Rato Bangala is organizing the First Children’s Literature Festival to be held on February 21 and February 22, 2015. The festival will take place at Rato Bangala School, Patandhoka, Lalitpur.
According to the festival’s website, in support of the National Early Grade Reading Program (NEGRP) and to enhance reading skills and foster a love of literature in all its forms, the concept of Nepal’s first Bal Sahitya Mahotsav (or Children’s Literature Festival Nepal) was born. The Bal Sahitya Mahotsav (BSM) 2015 will be held for free for government school participants and will then travel to various districts for district-level festivals.
Bal Sahitya Mahotsav will feature various workshops, slam poetry, dances, meet the authors, book signings and also celebrity read alouds (Tulasi Diwasa, Narayan Wagle, Amrit Gurung among others), Please visit Bal Sahitya Mahotsav’s official website for complete schedule.
EVERY WHICH WAY UP EVEREST, a new children’s book (pictured above) by Kanak Mani Dixit & Diwakar Chettri, will also be launched in Nepali and English at Bal Sahitya Mahotsav 2015.
Image source: Bal Sahitya Mahotsav 2015 Facebook page
Some text from Bal Sahitya Mahotsav 2015 website