Literary Events in November
The eighth edition of the Bangalore Book Festival 2010 will kick off at the City’s Palace Grounds from November 12. A record number of over 300 stalls from the country’s biggest publishers, distributors, exporters and importers are expected to participate in the biggest-ever show, which is touted as India’s second largest book festival after Kolkata.As part of the Book Festival, a bonanza of entertainment programmes ranging from light music to folk dance programmes, book-reading sessions and special poets’ meets will be held during the festival after 6 pm every day
“Writers from Mumbai have given an outstanding contribution to literature and the city itself has been so widely written about, that I wondered why we shouldn’t have a literary festival here like the Jaipur Literary Festival,” says Anil Dharkar. The journalist-columnist then took it upon himself to organise a four-day festival, Literature Live, starting from November 12.The first three days of Literature Live will be at the NCPA in Mumbai, while the final day’s events will be held at Lavasa, on the outskirts of the city. Prominent members of the local literati who’ll be taking part in the event include poet Keki Daruwala, journalist and novelist Manu Joseph, poet and novelist Eunice D’Souza, writer Amish Tripathi and blogger Anupam Mukerji, popularly known as Fake IPL Player.
The three-day programme of events will include authors and speakers from India and across the world, gathering among the tranquil waterways and lush hill stations of this tropical southern state.The festival is being held at the Kanakakunnu Palace, the summer retreat of the erstwhile royal family of Travancore and will witness over 30 events over three action-packed days and evenings.
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