Literature festival and book fair from today
DIMAPUR — The White Owl ‘Literature festival and book fair’ is all set to enthrall the book lovers and readers during the two-day event on February 9 and10 at Zone Niathu by The Park, Chümoukedima.
The festival, a collaboration of the White Owl Book lounge, Penguin Random House India and Cambridge University Press, aims to bring together a unique blend of local and global literary influences.
Peter Modoli, associate vice president and marketing and publicity of Penguin Random House, expressed that it is a collaborative effort and they are all very invested in the first ever literature festival in Nagaland.
He opined that reading and literature among Nagas has not reached the potential but with the festival, he expressed hope that it will change. He exuded confidence that people will show up with enthusiasm and support the festival.
What the people can expect at the festival
Modoli maintained that the festival is a very eclectic mixed of sessions, where there will be about 50 authors from various background and galaxy of writers from all over the country including big names from Nagaland and northeast.
He also highlighted that there will be sessions on economy, literary fictions, beauty and wellness and panels on translations, language, identity. He also expressed that he is excited on panels like environment, Naga folklore and storytelling, marginalised voices in literature.
Publisher like Penguin and Cambridge make a very conscious effort to promote literatures from all regions of the country, he said.
He also mentioned that there will be various children workshops in the form of illustrations, comic making, storytelling and others. He said that many book lovers from across the country will be attending the festival and expressed hope that there will be many participants from various walks of life.
It may be mentioned that there will be book fair from February 9 to the13th. The organisers will charge entry fee of INR 50 per head but will be free for students with their identity card.