Driven by Honorary Advisers and Volunteers
Valley of Words , is a Dehradun based ,volunteer driven, ‘not – for –profit’ initiative of The Shivalik Hills Foundation Trust, which brings together the best writers, critics and listeners from the world of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and writing for young adults, storytellers, bloggers, balladeers, puppeteers,thespians, photographers, artists and craftspeople from across the world! An Honorary Advisory Group,led by Robin Gupta , LS Bajpai and Sanjeev Chopra guides the Secretariat about themes, books, authors, conversations , exhibtins and the general conduct of the Festival.
Open Access Festival with Distinct Knowledge Verticals
VoW is an ‘open –access’ festival with four distinct knowledge verticals : the RS Tolia Forum on Himalayan Eco-system with special focus on livelihoods and sustianble development, Militray History and Strategy ,and Fiction and Non Fiction works in Hindi and English.
All Creative Genres
VoW supports exhibitions, concerts , curated walks and creative expressions across all genres. VoW has something for everyone – from ages nine to ninety nine . VoW encourages families and friends to spend three days together in a creative, learning environment.
VoW gives adeqaute space, time and encouragement to new , young and first time authors , translators, narrators and by encouraging book launches, conversations, discussions and active participation. Register today, and get enagaged with the festival.
THE SHIVALIK HILLS FOUNDATION TRUST
The Shivalik Hills Foundation Trust, headed by Naveen Chopra was established at Dehradun in 2015 with the objective of promoting learning , knowledge and scholarship through institutional , informal and community driven interventions. The Trust is powered by ‘The Chopras’, India’s leading career counselling and education service providers with twenty two offcies across the country . The Chopras education services network extends to over three hundred universities across the world/
The Trust has supported this voluntary initiative to encourage excellence in all creative genres by organising Valley of Words : International Lterature and the Arts Festival at Dehradun every year in the second/ third week of November.
The second edition of Valley of Words is scheduled for 23-25 November, 2018. We look forward in welcoming you for 3 days of joyous celebration.