How much space do ‘I’ have in stories, poetry and cinema?
Thiruvananthapuram: The third edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL 2020) to be held at Kanakakkunnu here from January 30 to February 2 will be witnessing a discussion on the element of the writer’s self in a literary work. The presence of first person in writing will be elaborated by writers Subhash Chandran, G R Indugopan, C V Balakrishnan and Lajo Jose.
Actor and screen writer Murali Gopy has shown the burning politics within the cinema through his writing. A conversation with Murali Gopy will take place at MBIFL on February 2.
On the same day, a conversation between poet Prabha Varma and magician Gopinath Muthukad will be organised at the event. The audience can experience a rare talk between two eminent personalties in literature and magic.
The burning of issues in the society make poets anxious and reflect in their writing. In a session titled ‘Ulkandaparvam’, poets P P Ramachandran, S Joseph and P Raman will discuss about the same.
When short story genre is analysed, Keralites are already aware of its strength and depth. Writers Santhosh Echikkanam, Shihabuddhin Poythumkadavu and V Suresh Kumar will talk about the importance of short stories at MBIFL.
People in Kerala are always obsessed with the concept of own house and its construction. In a talk, Jayan Bilathikkulam, S Krishnakumar, Hrishikesh and Radhika C Nair will be discussing about how much space do we need to live.