The Irrawaddy Literary Festival

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Country and Region MyanmarYangon
Type of Festival Literary
Location of Festival Rangoon, Yangon, Myanmar
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Festival Description

A truly important celebration of the literary arts will take place for the first time in Burma/Myanmar in 2013. The festival’s patron is Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (a democratic political activist who was detained for 21 years) lends her support to the festival. The inaugural edition will see Burmese and international authors join together at the Inya Lake Hotel in Rangoon, The opportunity for residents to have their world opened up through literature and an inspiring roster of writers will mark an important and profound event for the country.

Festival Dates February 1 - 3, 2013
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  • Rangoon to Host First International Literary Festival,by Kyaw Phyotha (The Irrawaddy, January 7, 2013)
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