Hay Festival Dhaka

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Country and Region BangladeshDhaka
Type of Festival Literary, Music
Location of Festival Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Festival Contact Information

Dhaka Press Office
Phone: +88 01755544033, or
+88 01755544034
Email: dhaka@hayfestival.com

Hay Festival of Literature & the Arts Ltd.
The Drill Hall
25 Lion Street
Hay on Wye, HR3 5AD
Administrative phone: +44 01497 822 620
Fax: +44 (0) 1497 821 066
Email: admin@hayfestival.com

Festival Description

For over two decades The Hay Festival has brought writers, thinkers, musicians, film-makers and scientists together around the world to cross cultural and genre barriers and foster the exchange of ideas. Hay sets literature within a wider cultural and social context and creates high-definition live festivals and internationally resonant media impact. In Bill Clinton’s famous phrase it is ‘the Woodstock of the mind’. Hay Festival is rooted in the Welsh book town of Hay-on-Wye in the Brecon Beacons National Park. In 2009 we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade.

Hay Festival Dhaka is produced by Hay Festivals Worldwide and The British Council with Jatrik Productions. Jatrik arranges events and experience travel itineraries which cultivate, support and promote the rich cultural heritage of Bangladesh. Our launch festival in Dhaka brings together writers and thinkers from Bangladesh and Britain to share stories and ideas.

Festival Dates November 15 - 17, 2012
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Festival Events:

Panel discussions 2012:
  • This year will be a three-day literary feast of bilingual panel discussions, featuring Vikram Seth, Syed Shamsul Haq, Nandita Das, Philip Hensher, Kamila Shamsie, Basharat Peer, Zafar Iqbal, Mohammed Hanif, Gillian Clarke, Kaiser Haq, Sharbari Ahmed, Farah Ghuznavi, Shaheen Akhtar, Selina Hussein, Shehan Karunatilaka, Mahmud Rahman, Anis Ahmed, Anisul Hoque, Audity Falguni, and Tahmima Anam.


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