KGS, Satchidanandan, Jahnavi Barua: MBIFL to be mega confluence of authors
Kozhikode: Along with international writers, India’s own thinkers and writers also will be part of the third edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL 2020) reflecting the diversity of the country. The event venue at Kanakakkunnu here will witness healthy discussions on various topics.
The popular poets of Malayalam like KGS, Satchidanandan and Madhusoodanan Nair will open the door to poetry through recitation and discussions. Also the writers from Assam such as Jahnavi Barua will grab attention due to the political situation prevailing here.
Another highlight of the festival is the writer son of a historian father. Historian Ramachandra Guha’s son Keshava Guha is arriving with his novel ‘Accidental Magic’. Kenyan journalist and writer Peter Kimani and British writer Louis de Bernières also will participate in the festival.
The art of cartoon is going to be centuries old and noted cartoonists E P Unny, Bony Thomas and Sageer will be talking about the art at the event. The obstacles faced by downtrodden people, drug addiction, degradation of the art of translation and fading innocence in children’s literature will be topics to be dealt with in the festival.
Entry to MBIFL
General pass: Rs 250 for one day, Rs 800 for all four days
Student pass: Rs 150 for one day, Rs 500 for all four days
The delegate pass for participating in MBIFL will be available at all Mathrubhumi unit offices and book stalls.