ASEAN and Asian Festival for Literature and Culture, Phuket, Thailand (April 22-26, 2015)
Two Nepali Poets at the Asian Conference on Literature and Culture
Apr 23, 2015-The ASEAN and Asian Conference on Literature and Culture started in Phuket, Thailand, from April 22. Representing Nepal in the conference are poets Keshab Sigdel and Prakash Subedi. The conference is organised by the Department of Cultural Promotion, the Ministry of Culture (Thailand), with support from the Phuket Municipal Office and Phuket Rajabhat University. The convention was inaugurated by Vira Rojpojchanarat, the Thai minister of culture.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Rojpojchanarat said that in a world that seems to be getting divided more and more along political, religious, ethnic and linguistic lines, culture and literature could be the means to unite all the people.
The opening session of the convention saw renowned Thai authors Prabhassorn Sevikul and Sukanya Chonlasuek talking about the importance of organising regional level conferences on literature and culture.
Participants in the conference include poets and writers from countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand, Myanmar, Taiwan, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, among others. The conference will go on for five days, and end on April 26.
(The Kathmandu Post, Published: 23-04-2015 08:18)