GUWAHATI: The 3rd Brahmaputra Literary Festival which is a three-day literary Fest from February 9 to 11, 2019 has been opened at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra. The primary aim is to promote the habit of reading amongst the youth.
The Festival not only proposes to focus on the languages, literatures, culture, society, politics, performance traditions, music, identity, media of the north-eastern region of the country, but also national and international elements packaged in the three day event. It brings together prominent personalities and celebrities, writers, thinkers, artists and other performers both from the northeast and across the country as well as internationally acknowledged litterateurs and other intellectuals from across disciplines. This get together will not only encourage new ideas and their dissemination but will also create an atmosphere of enthusiasm and offer a platform for intellectual exchanges.
The basic components of the festival will include panel discussions on issues concerning books, literature and language, In-Conversation sessions with writers, reading sessions, book signing sessions as well as cultural programmes showcasing indigenous cultures.
The speakers includes noted authors like Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi, Utpal Datta, Sidhartha Sankar Bezbarua, and others to name a few. One of the main attractions of the festival, veteran actress Manisha Koirala will take the stage in the Main Auditorium at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalashetra, to talk about her own battles with cancer. Koirala’s book ‘Healed’ will be dedicated to cancer patients of North East region and will be available in the Brahmaputra Literature Festival.
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