All roads will lead to Nariman Point in Mumbai, with the literature festival promising to be interesting and intellectual.
With a promise to be as action-packed as its previous editions, Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2013 is around the corner. To be hosted across four days, from November 14 to 17, the festival promises a series of workshops and discussions around literature. The fest will also explore the connection of the written word to the visual arts.
Making November 14 a Children’s Day special, a series of interactive workshops will be held keeping kids in mind. These include storytelling and art; prose/ poetry through puppets; and a session on recycling called ‘KIDS reduce, recycle and reuse’.
There is also a masterclass on writing fiction. Besides this, enthusiasts can participate in several workshops, including creation of limited edition books; the art of historical biographies; how to create your own comics, language; poetry; oral history and culture among others.
Avid readers can rub shoulders with some of their favourite authors, with the who’s who of the literature world ascending upon the festival, including Amish Tripathi, Dr Shashi Tharoor, Amitava Kumar, Jerry Pinto, Girish Karnad, Mark Tully, Meghnad Desai, Prasoon Joshi and Vikas Swarup.
In an interesting combination, this year, the fest will showcase Food Tales, dramatized readings food-centric poetry and prose pieces between on November 9, at Culture Grind, Bandra. During the performance, actors Dilnaz Irani, Tariq Vasudeva, Himanshu Sitlani and Karan Makhija will read out a piece from ‘Love of food’ by Khushwant Singh, who is also slated to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award
The festival will be held at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Nariman Point and is free and on a first-come, first-served basis.