As part of the Hidden Words, Hidden Worlds literature project, and to showcase the depth of literature across Myanmar, the British Council in Myanmar, with support from PEN International, PEN Myanmar, and the Myanmar Publishers and Booksellers Association held an historic two day symposium on the past, present and future of ethnic nationality language literature on the March 2015. During the two days symposium, ethnic culture and literature organisations in Myanmar discussed their challenges and how they can support each other as well as poets, writers, publishers and academics from ethnic nationality groups appeared on panel discussions sessions open to the public.