More than 50 celebrated speakers at Shoolini Lit Fest
An impressive line-up of more than 50 speakers will grace the first Shoolini Literature Festival from February 12 to 14. Renowned celebrities and masters in their fields, like Shubha Mudgal, Irshad Kamil, Mahesh Dattani and Githa Hariharan, will interact at the virtual fest being organised by Shoolini University’s Department of English.
The 20 sessions during the festival will include individual speakers and panels with multiple writers of the same genre. Poetry has not been neglected and there are sessions on Hindi, English, and Urdu poetry as well.
The panel discussions will focus on the re-working of mythology in contemporary literature, children’s literature, the genre of suspense and mystery, human bonding, film writing, and other interesting topics related to literature.
The organisers, Prof Manju Jaidka and Prof Ashoo Khosla, promise that the Shoolini Literature Festival would get bigger and better with every passing year and become a brand name in this part of the country. Hopefully, next year the festival will be held in real-time, they added.
Shoolini University plans to stream the literature festival live on the Shoolini YouTube channel. It will also be cast live on the facebook pages of Belletristic and Shoolini University.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Atul Khosla said the LitFest was a dream come true as he had always wanted the university to organise a festival of literature.