Dhaka Lit Fest 2016, November 17-19
The three-day Dhaka Literary Festival (Dhaka Lit Fest 2016, www.dhakalitfest.com) was recently held at the Bangla Academy premises on November 17-19. The sixth edition of the festival, earlier known as Dhaka Hay Festival, was inaugurated by Nobel laureate in literature VS Naipaul. Over 200 talents and more than 60 guests of literary world from 18 countries across the world attended the literary fiesta. The main objective of the festival was to introduce Bangla literature and culture to the world as well as the world literature to Bangladesh. There were some 100 panels during the three-day event that also featured cultural programmes, folk performances, poetry recitations, an editing workshop, children’s programme and film screenings.
The attached three short documentaries will provide some glimpses of the Dhaka Lit Fest 2016.