Literati in Dehradun’s Valley of Words, 2019


Dehradun: The valley of the Doon is getting set to host the 2019, 3rd Edition of the Valley of Words from the 15th-17th of November, 2019.

This International Literature and Arts Festival turns three this year and has an interesting line up of events and topics to attract an audience that comprises of both the young and the old.

Some of the Authors lined up for VoW 2019

The Valley of Words or VoW as it is popularly known, celebrates our creative expression across all genres. Honorary Curator of the three-day event, Sanjeev Chopra, IAS explains: “The idea behind this is, its not a literary festival confined to one particular city. It is a celebration of life, literature and all forms of art. Its written word, oral, ballads, films, theatre, puppetry, everything that is created by human beings.”

The three-day event will feature interesting topics under various heads: there will be the R.S.Tolia Forum that will deal with issues like Migration, Livelihood, Ecology, Art and Crafts of the Himalaya, then there is Military History And Strategy followed by Hindi, Fiction and Non-Fiction to end with English, Fiction and Non-fiction. Adding another feather to its well plumed cap, the VoW will also showcase translations published in regional languages extending way beyond the normal parameters of just Hindi and English.

The VoW 2019 aims to bring together over a hundred authors, poets, actors, artists, photographers, balladeers,  policy makers,philatelists, academicians, jurists who will all come together to share their stories with students and teachers of the leading schools and colleges from Dehradun.

Curator, Sanjeev Chopra sums it up most aptly when he says: “Dehradun is a city which is culturally very vibrant and some how or the other, this was something that was waiting to happen. Dehradun is actually most suited for an event such as this. It is, after all, an ideal place to play host to a galaxy of people from the creative world.”