Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2017 Announced; Four Day Celebration of Art and Literature



Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2017 was announced with a Heritage Tour on the river Ganges. The Directors of the Festival namely Maina Bhagat and Anjum Katyal announced the festival at the event.

This is the eighth edition of the festival. The festival will be held at the Oxford Bookstore and at St.Paul’s Cathedral. The closing ceremony will be held at St. John’s Church.

The key highlights of the event are- announcement of the two day Oxford Junior Literary Festival and AKLF and UNICEF collaboration for UNICEF@70 global campaign, celebration of Bob Dylan’s winning Noble Prize in literature, book launches of ANCDesi by Priti Paul and Horse racing in India- a royal legacy by Lynn Deas, 3day poetry café, short film festival with Ilead, Kolkata Photo Festival 2017 and others.


Some of the eminent personalities who will be part of AKLF 2017 include names like Nabaneeta Dev Sen, Shobhaa De, Devdutt Pattanaik, Amit Chaudhuri, Nayantara Sahgal, Kunal Basu and others.

The festival will commemorate late writer and activist Mahasweta Devi with a documentary film screening Talking Writing: Four Conversations with Mahasweta Devi directed by Pushan Kripalani.

The four day long festival therefore has content and events for every age group!!

Priyanka Dutta

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