Tuesday, 16 February 2016

All geared up for 'Chennai's Own' Literary Festival 2016

Chennai’s literati are all geared up with gusto for the third edition of the Chennai Literary Festival, which be held at various locations including the University of Madras campus from 17 February 2016. Students from over 50 colleges in the city would be participating in the three-day fete.

Organisers of the Chennai Literary Festival
On the first day there would be a debate in English on 'Education Today and Tomorrow' with school students from different academic streams taking part. Tamil scholar Ramalingam would be addressing students at Anna Adarsh College for a discussion on 'Navil Thorum Nool Nayam' in Tamil.

The second day would have Tamil Oratorical Competition held at Loyola College. Pavannan and Manushi would receive award for best literary works for the year along with cash prizes.

During the festival, workshops on topics such as Social Media, Storytelling, Copy Editing, Publishing, Dalit literature, Smayamum Sanga Ilakkiyangalil Oppanai and Sanga Ilakkiyam Kaattum Manidham would be held in different colleges spread across the city.

The announcement of results of these competitions and prize distribution will take place on the concluding day of the festival at a mega event to be held at Ethiraj College for Women.

The inaugural function of the festival which is to be held at the University of Madras on 17 February 2016, will have well-known names in literary circles such as Mahesh Dattani and S Ramakrishnan along with representatives from the academic circles such as the Vice Chancellor of Madras University R. Thandavan. Governor K Rosaiah would be inaugurating the festival.

Pic Courtesy: P. Ravikumar

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