Literature festival bookmarked for Rangoon

A literary festival, aimed at promoting Burmese literature and supporting the development of reading and writing in the country, is to be held on 17-19 January in Rangoon, Nobel Prize-winning writer Saya Phay Myint has said. The event will be marked by the publishing of translations of over 70 books by Burmese writers, as well as reading sessions, book launches and performances, according to Global New Light of Myanmar. A children’s literary festival is being considered for the coming year, depending on the success of this month’s event.