Source : The Pioneer
BHUBANESWAR : City-based Vagdevi Literature Trust would organise a two-day literature festival here beginning from January 13 in which nearly 100 prominent writers from different parts of the country would discuss a host of issues related to literature.
There would be three poetry reading sessions including a multilingual one. And a session would be dedicated to women poets. The inaugural day would witness discussions on three topics, ‘Women through ages’, ‘Tribal folklores and legends’ and ‘Translation: Opportunities and challenges’. On the second day, panel discussions would be held on ‘Me and my story’, ‘Childhood and literature’ and ‘Literature in the age of globalisation’.
Designed and planned by Dr Mamata Tripathy, who is also the festival director, said reputed Odia authors Sitakant Mahapatra, Pratibha Ray, Niranjan Padhi, Paramita Satpathy Tripathy and Deepak Kanungo among others would join the event.
“Live painting on tribal art, Pattachitra, photographic exhibition on feminism, thematic play on feminism and an evening of melodious Hindustani Classical music are the added attractions of the function. Besides, sumptuous Odia cuisine will tickle the taste buds,” said Tripathy.
She said the festival would also honour a scholar with ‘Vagdevi Literature Award’ and a young talent with ‘Vagdevi Srijani Award’.