The much-awaited three-day literature festival kicks off in Guwahati today. River Talks – North East Literary Fest is a joint effort of the Royal Group of Institutions and the North East Writers’ Forum.
This is why we think you should not miss this festival:
- Talk to Sir Ruskin Bond, who will be a panellist at a discussion titled “Children’s literature: Fairy tales or reality”
- Meet the extremely talented, theatre and Hindi film actor Adil Hussain
- Participate/Attend various competitions, panel discussions, book releases, movie screening, reading sessions and reading zones
- Speak to Upamanyu Chatterjee, the noted Bengali writer, best known for his novel English, August
- This is a calling for all budding writers of the region–use this platform, which is full of opportunities
- Meet bookoholics like you, who will attend the festival in flocks
- You may chance upon a mind-to-mind conversation with your favourite writer, director or academician
The festival has come a long way since its inception in 2012.
Other activities include screening of documentaries and films, and meeting noted actors, writers, academicians, and other eminent literary personalities.
When: 20 to 22 October 2016
Where: Royal Group of Institutions, Betkuchi, National Highway – 37, Guwahati Assam -781035
Topics of Panel Discussion:
- Traditional Publishing vis-a-vis Electronic Publishing
- Children’s Literature Fairy Tale or Reality
- Fictionalising Facts
- Northeast Perspectives: the insider or outsider
- Graphic Novels & Comics as Tools for Imaginative Learning
For programme flow, registration and other information, visit: www.rivertalks.in/index.html