Season 5 of Gujarat Literature Festival Curates Ink Tank to
Bridge the Author-publisher Gap
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Season 5 of Gujarat Literature Festival Curates Ink Tank to Bridge the Author-publisher Gap
AHMEDABAD, India, January 4, 2018/PRNewswire/ -- Unhindered 'Story-telling' for Literature Lovers From 3-7 January
In its fifth edition, Gujarat Literature Festival (GLF) is an ideal example of what ardent literature lovers can accomplish together, driven solely by passion. Gifted to a city starving for a bustling culture circuit by Samkit Shah and Shyam Parekh, the organizing committee has chosen to initiate a free-flowing conversation on aspects of 'story-telling' this year.
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From 3 to 7 January, over 100 events panning Kanoria Centre for Arts, Gujarat University, Hutheesing Visual Arts Centre and Amdavad-ni-Gufa will assemble nearly 200 local, national and international authors, experts and performers, cutting across linguistic barriers.
There are some exciting additions to look forward to this season.
GLF Awards have been incorporated as an annual drill to recognize accomplishments of writers across genres and print. Be it playwrights, bloggers, lyricists or scriptwriters, there is a story waiting to be told as awards are conferred. Not just celebrated writers, GLF promises to unfold a platform for young writers to bring forth their work of labour.
Ink Tank, a novel author-publisher interface will be introduced for the very first time for littérateurs. Aspiring writers get a chance to pitch their write-ups and concepts to a noted panel of publishers. If they are convinced and find it interesting, stories are chosen right away with a signing amount. If the work is delivered pertaining to quality standards, it is published.
"Scores of talented writers have great ideas but are clueless about how to approach a publisher with his story. Yet publishers are always looking out for new authors and fresh ideas and concepts to push up book sales. At the fifth edition of Gujarat Literature Festival, we promise to be livewire. We are centered around storytelling this year and our attempt will be to get aspiring writers heard, not restricting ourselves to a particular language. But yes, our objective is also to ignite interest in Gujarati literature, especially among youth," said Samkit Shah, Producer, Gujarat Literature Festival. Watch out:
Celebrity fitness guru Mickey Mehta will Charge Up! Mind and Muscle Exercises.
The Changing Face of story-telling in Indian Cinema will navigate through the metamorphosis of story-telling itself, moderated by filmmaker Rakeysh OmPrakash Mehra. The art and craft of master story-tellers like Rabindranath Tagore, Munshi Premchand, Saratchandra Chattopadhyay, Pannalal Patel and Raghuveer Chaudhary will be laid threadbare.
Prof. Shekhar Mukherjee, Law-toon creator Kanan Dhru, Tinkle-famed Margie Sastry and Aditi Tuhin of Menstrupedia will discuss experiments of the graphical kind. Dr. Ranjit Vank will bring in the last of the original folk tales of Saurashtra.
Simar Singh of Unerase Poetry will bring in poetry in the contemporary format.
To achieve deep depths of the subject, a partnership with the Screen Writer's Association of India has been formalized. About 14 workshops and master classes have been designed alongside to allow learning with literary activities as the medium.
Literature is never book-bound and GLF stands true to it. Through theatres, screenplays, documentaries, music, journalism and social media, GLF in 2018 will attempt to turn the spotlight on the story-teller and trace his thought.
Finally, GLF 5 is looking forth to being impactful, carrying the message of free thinking, loud and clear to the youth for self-evolution.
About Gujarat Literature Festival
Gujarat Literature Festival (GLF) is the first and largest festival in Gujarat. Started with an aim to make literature fun and accessible to all, the event was a runaway success in its first year itself in 2014. Known as Gujarat State's first Literature festival, its first four editions has cumulatively attracted a crowd of 3 lakh from across the globe, and a large proportion of youngsters. Gujarat Literature Festival (GLF) - the event is scheduled from 3rd January to 7th January in Ahmedabad. GLF will be having its editions in Baroda and Surat with further plans in Rajkot, Mumbai, UK and USA.
Media Contact: Samkit Shah [email protected] +91-9825225579 Festival Producer Gujarat Literature Festival
Source: Gujarat Literature Festival (GLF) PRNewswire OSS
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