More than 70 authors from across the country are participating in the second edition of Chandigarh LitFest, Literati 2014, which opens at Chandigarh Lake Club on 7-9 November.
Ms Sumita Misra, Chairperson, Chandigarh Literary Society and Festival Director of Literati 2014 announced here today at a press conference.
The team of organizers also unveiled the theme of Literati 2014, Celebrating Literary Aesthetics on this occasion. Talking about the theme, Sumita Misra said that a good piece of literature is crafted with emotional flavours that are relished by sensitive readers, and this year, the Literati would touch upon the English, Hindustan and Punjabi literature from the perspective of ‘navrasas’, the nine rasas
India’s celebrated journalist, columnist and author, Shekhar Gupta shall deliver the keynote address at the inaugural, followed by discussions, talks, book readings, and interactions with more than 70 authors who are participating in this mega literary event.
Some of the celebrated authors from the long list include Vandita Mishra, Vinita Dawra Nangia, Anubha Yadav, Nandita C. Puri, Ranjit Lal, Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Charu Singh, Surjit Patar, Jaswant Zafar, Jagmeet Brar, Bubbu Tir, Gurcharan Das, Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Abha Narain Lamba, Chaman Lal, Navtej Jauhar, Shefalee Vasudeva, Benoy Behl, Dayanita Singh, Nony Singh, etc.
Sessions on Punjabi literature have reputed authors like Surjit Patar, Jaswant Zafar, Swaranjit Savi, Bubbu Tir, Balwinder Grewal, Pali Bhupinder Singh, and Atamjit.
The first day evening cultural at Punjab Kala Bhavan auditorium is a play on Amrita Pritam and Sahir Ludhianvi’s life directed by M S Sathyu and produced by K K Kohli.
On the second day evening, famous authors Krishna Shastri Devulapalli & Anita Nair would present a comic skit at the main venue of Literati at the Lake Club.
Organised by Chandigarh Literary Society (CLS) which was established in 2012, Literati is its signature event to promote reading and appreciation of good literature in the region, and was a huge success.
For further information:
Sumita Misra, IAS, Festival Director and Chairperson, Chandigarh Literary Society,
Mr. Madhav Kaushik, Secretary, CLS M: 098885 35393
Mr. C.J. Singh, Coordinator, Literati, M: 093161 33924 firstname.lastname@example.org