Literary fest in Dharwad

A three-day literary fest, Dharwad Sahitya Sambhrama, on the lines of the Jaipur Literary Fest will be organised at the Golden Jubilee Hall of Karnatak University in Dharwad from January 25 to 27.

 Noted critic Giraddi Govindaraj, Nadoja Channaveer Kanavi and Dr M M Kalburgi told mediapersons here on Thursday, that the programme was aimed at creating a Kannada literary revolution and would have participants from across the country.

The literary fest will be different from any cultural programme or seminar. Emphasis has been given to inculcate reading habits, interaction with noted writers, debate and the like. More than 100 writers who have served  the Kannada literature will participate, they added.

The focus of the event will be a discussion on the burning issues in Kannada literature, promotion of the language and opening up new horizons in the literature field.

Literary stalwarts U R Ananthmurthy, Girish Karnad, Chandrashekara Kambara, C N Ramchandran, T S Nagabharana, Nagathihalli Chandrashekar, H S Venkateshmurthy, Girish Kasarvalli, Jayanth Kaikini, Kum. Veerbhadrappa and others will
attend.

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