Bhutan EchoesDrukyul’s Literature Festival

Stories and Ideas for a Changing World

About Drukyul’s Literature Festival

Stories and Ideas for a Changing World

With a decade long history, Bhutan’s first literature festival is turning a new chapter. Founded as ‘Mountain Echoes’, the festival has been renamed ‘Bhutan Echoes: Drukyul’s Literature Festival’ to more accurately reflect the Bhutanese people and their lived experiences.

Although the festival has gone through iterations throughout the year, the goal remains to bring like minded individuals together in appreciation of art, culture and literature. This year's festival will explore ‘Stories and Ideas for a Changing World’ with in-person and online events.

We hope our audience will engage with the diverse array of voices and stories this year and be inspired by exceptional ideas, books, and dialogues.

Join us this year at ‘Bhutan Echoes: Drukyul’s Literature Festival!

Timeline and History

Journeys of Bhutan’s Literature Festival

2010

Her Majesty the Queen Mother of Bhutan, Gyalyum Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck co-founded Bhutan’s first literature festival ‘Mountain Echoes’ as a Bhutan- India initiative with His Excellency Pavan Varma, author Namita Gokhale, literary consultant Mita Kapur and Pramod Kumar KG.

2010-2020

Mountain Echoes has been committed to promoting literature, art and culture in Bhutan.

2020

The festival began a new chapter when His Majesty renamed it “Drukyul’s Literature Festival”. Although the festival was deferred for the last two years due to COVID, the Drukyul's Literature Festival launched Bhutan Echoes, a year-round initiative to nurture literary culture in Bhutan.

2022

This year's festival is the first to be helmed by an all-Bhutanese team and will be a hybrid of both online and in-person events.