HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Writers Khagendra Sangraula, Abhay K, Aditya Adhikari, Momila, Tom Bell, Abha Eli Phoboo, Smriti Mallapaty and Rabi Thapa launched the first volume of La.Lit, A Literary Magazine at the courtyard of Patan Museum on January 19.
La.Lit is a literary magazine that contains both fictional and non-fictional writings from 29 writers of Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the United States, Poland and the United Kingdom. It features original and translated fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, photography and graphic art, along with interviews and news from the world of literature.
The magazine is a product of Safu Publications where Thapa, Anbika Giri, Pranab Man Singh, Prawin Adhikari, Nayan Tara Gurung Kakshapati, Kanchan G Burathoki, and Ananda Shrestha are on the editorial team.
“There is power in stories that changes people’s lives and this story telling can be done in many ways — be it through a story, poem, photo or non-fictional writing. We are trying to give a new taste to the readers by putting forth the conglomeration of all these in a single edition. In addition to that, the writers from Nepal and abroad are enclosed within a single creation and this helps in exposure of Nepali writers in the foreign land,” shared Thapa, the editor of La.Lit.
Along with launch of the magazine, the event also featured short readings from the issue as well. Nayan Pokharel recited Manu Manjil’s poem Ek Yodda Aafna Naniharusita, while Momila recited her poem Bhimsen Thapa Ko Suicide Note, Aditya recited few lines from a translated text of Sangraula’s Father And Son In Balance while Bell recited some lines from his non-fictional writing The Eternal.