Literary treat for thinking minds

Literary treat for thinking minds

Global festival

A three-day literary festival kicked off in the capital on September 23 at Asian Academy of Film and Television, Noida. Titled ‘Global Literary Festival’, the event comprises workshops, seminars, symposiums, master classes, book releases, film screenings, writers and publishers meets and a lot more. 

Sandeep Marwah, president Global Literary Festival, says, “Apart from the few literary festivals, there are no such events that can help people witness some literary affairs and meet the masters. Also, not everyone is able to attend such events which are held in different parts of the country. Therefore, we thought of starting something like ‘Global Literary Festival’ that can help people connect to
the world of books.”

Ahira Saxena, a final year student B Com student, DU says, “It is a nice event to promote the idea of books and literary festivals. Such kind of festivals should be organised more often. I think it is a good way to draw the youth towards the world of books and literacy.”  The event is also giving special emphasis on Hindi literature and poetry. Personalities like RK Mishra, Divik Ramesh, Dr Madhikar Gangadhar among others will be attending and participating at the event, sharing their knowledge and experience with the youth.

Ashish Sinha, a 21-year-old BA (Hindi) student at the event says, “I’m looking forward to meet Hindi writers like RK Mishra and Divik Ramesh. They inspire me with their writing. I want to meet them and get some tips.”

Fifty-two events are lined up over a period of three days. From sufi and classical music, to contemporary art and our rich Indian culture, all the elements will be seen
at the event.

“I’m excited to witness the performance of Bhajan Soporia on santoor. I’m a big fan of his,” says Nisha Sharma, a 27-year-old entrepreneur.

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