1. What is the Pune International Literary Festival event about?
One of the most prominent literature festivals in the country, the Pune International Literary Festival is set to begin on 20th September 2019. This 3-day festival is the 7th edition of PLF. It will be host to 70 plus eminent personalities from India and the world. One of the highlights of this event is the different social themes followed every year. This year the theme around this event is ‘Save Our Earth‘ which focuses on climate change.
Manjiri Prabhu, Pune-based author and founder-director of PILF believes to “engage, explore and experiment with all forms and genres of the written word inspiring you to fall in love with the written word, and light the lamp of knowledge!”
The festival is being organized with support from Vishwakarma Publications as the Title Partners and MIT–WPU as the Associate Partners, along with others.
2. What can you expect from the Pune International Literary Festival?
If you’re someone who has always been interested in reading books and is intrigued by the wordplay of emotions, life, social causes, etc. by various authors, then you for sure wouldn’t want to miss this festival. PLF will showcase works and talks of many prominent personalities like Jan Carson, Joel Koechlin, Martin Amanshauser, Manu S Pillai, Amol Muzumdar, Bahar Dutt, Devdutt Pattanaik, Gurveen Chadha, Javed Akthar, Shashi Tharoor, to name a few. This festival is a great opportunity for you to meet and interact with famous personalities from various spheres of life.
Well-known poet, lyricist, and screenwriter Javed Akhtar will inaugurate the festival on September 20. A special session “Yours Truly, Javed Akhtar”, planned as a “spoken biography” will be one of the highlights. The festival has collaborations with the Salzburg Global Seminar and Literature Across Frontiers with the participation of French, Portuguese, and Austrian authors among others.
This time the much-celebrated author exhibition will showcase the work of paranormal suspense and mystery romance writer Daphne Du Maurier. Moreover, she is well known to have written some masterpieces in her lifetime. A children’s special stream called the “Treasure Island” has also been planned. It will feature interactive sessions for the kids above 8 years.
3. What do you gain from this Pune Literature Festival?
This event has workshops on reading, storytelling, and poetry, over the course of the 3 days, which includes sessions for the children too. Additionally, PILF
also provides a platform for debut and upcoming authors in the session “WhyBuyMyBook?” to showcase their work. This event is an excellent opportunity for the people of Pune for an exciting and interactive platform with famous authors. PLF is also an opportunity to showcase the work of talented authors, writers, and creative personalities.
Also, Pune’s literati’s get the opportunity to discover new books, attend discussions, meet authors in person, and debate on the latest topics in the literary world. Not only that, for the walk-in attendees they could listen to authors reading from their books at the Caravan-By-The-Tree event.
4. When and where is the Pune Literature Festival event happening?
The Pune Literature Festival will be held from September 20-22, 2019. The venue for the festival is Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (Yashada), Baner.
Additionally, you can check their whole schedule on their website to get more details.
5. Pune Literary International Festival Speakers List 2019
- Javed Akhtar- Chief Guest
- Aalif Surati
- Aashish Gupta
- Adib Surti
- Amol Mazumdar
- Alexandra Pringle
- Dr. Charles E. Ehrlich
- Devdutt Pattanaik
- Gautam Marwah
- Gita Viswanath
- Joel Koechlin
- Dr Shashi Tharoor
- Tanushree Poddar
- Vivek Tujeja
6. How much is the registration fee for Pune Literature Festival?
This international literature event doesn’t charge you any registration amount and the entry is free.
So the folks in Pune, don’t wait for long and register for this spell-bounding literature festival. Therefore, mark your calendar to get an insight into the minds of some of the famous writers, authors, filmmakers, artists, and other famous personalities!
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