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Dhaka Lit Fest inspires all

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Bangladeshi born Spanish artist Monirul Islam's book "MONIR" was launched at Dhaka Lit Fest, Bangla Academy premises on Thursday. From left- Zareen Mahmud Hosein; Mustafa Zaman, Editor of Depart Magazine; Javed Hosein, Managing Director of Sponsor Inst

Staff Reporter :
The three-day literary event 'Dhaka Lit Fest', a platform of exchanging and sharing creative practices and knowledge, came to a close on Saturday creating huge hopes for the visitors, organizations as well as foreign guests as many of them described this event as a wonderful gathering of diversified literature practices.
With a promise to promote Bengali literature and culture to the global community, International Literary Festival for the sixth time began Thursday on the premises of Bangla Academy in the capital with the name Dhaka Lit Fest (DLF).
Nobel Prize-winning writer Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul inaugurated the three-day festival formally by cutting a ribbon on November 17 in the Abdul Karim Sahitya auditorium of Bangla Academy.
Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith attended the inaugural function of the Dhaka Lit Fest as the chief guest while Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor attended it as the special guest.
"It has really given us immense inspiration to promote and showcase Bangladesh literature, culture and heritage at global stage," Kazi Anis Ahmed, one of the directors of Dhaka Lit Fest said.  "This is the sixth edition of "Dhaka Lit Fest". Previously, it was held with the name of Hay Festival. Our main objective was to project our literature, culture and tradition at international level through this literary festival" he added.
This year's Dhaka Lit Fest has featured some special attraction which included vibrant participation of many internationally renowned writers --- American-Indian poet Vijay Seshadri, who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 2016 Man Booker International Prize winner Deborah Smith, and 2014 European Union Prize for Literature winner Evie Wyld.
Over 200 internationally famed writers, artists, researchers and journalists from home and abroad participated in the DLF this year. They participated in different panel discussions, which were open for all.
Organizers of the DLF told The New Nation that Dhaka Lit Fest has been regarded as the largest literary festival in South Asia. They said DLF would not remain restricted in the literary arena; rather it will create a wonderful scope for discussion on different disciplines of knowledge.
At the event a publication titled "MONIR" focusing on the unique and significant aspects of the work of Bangladesh-Spanish artist Monirul Islam: Selected Works from 1966 to 2016 was launched on Saturday at The Lit Fest 2016, Dhaka. Energis Limited is the gold sponsor of the occasion.

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