Alice Walker To Attend Kolkata’s Literary Fest
KOLKATA, (IANS) – Pulitzer Prize-winning iconic writer Alice Walker will attend Kolkata’s iconic literary festival, Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKTF) next month from January 12 to 15.
This will be the 14th edition of the festival.
This time the festival will be organized at Kolkata’s iconic Indian Museum, the oldest museum in Asia, which is also the partner of Apeejay Surrendra Group and Oxford Bookstores of the event.
According to the Indian Museum, the primary focus of organizing the literary festival within the museum premises will be to encourage and strengthen the mental and cultural spirit of the visitors. “Our aim is also to promote Indian culture through our devotion to uploading the tangible and intangible heritage of our country,” he added.
The event will have different curated sessions focused on varied fields like women and Dalit issues, LGBTQ literature, translation, children’s and young adult writing, historical fiction, biography, food and nutrition, wellness and mental health, poetry, and cinema, among others.
The different curated sessions during the three-day event will have the participation of 100 speakers from various fields. The special attraction of the event will be a special birthday tribute to iconic Bengali writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen and a centennial tribute to legendary Indian film director, Mrinal Sen.