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Alliance University to Host the Asia Pacific Literary Festival

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Nov 28 2022 to Nov 30 2022 9 a.m.

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Alliance University

Alliance School of Liberal Arts Chikkahagade Cross, Chandapura - Anekal Main Road, Anekal, 562 106

Event Description

Alliance University’s School of Liberal Arts, in association with Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Inc (APWT), is hosting the Asia Pacific Literary Festival (APLF) to be held at the University’s Central Campus from November 28 - 30, 2022. Featuring an exciting line-up of authors and translators from around the world, along with tantalising cultural events, APLF 2022, will showcase the best of the creative and intellectual forces of the Asia Pacific region. Now in its 17th year, APWT is the region's longest running and largest literary network designed to promote and connect Asia Pacific writers to the world. The theme for the festival is "Writing outside the frame". It attempts to shine the spotlight on voices lying outside the usual frame of the literati and bring together an exhilarating confluence of styles, modes and mediums of literature that evade convention.  

The festival will be inaugurated by noted mythologist and author, Devdutt Pattanaik, and will comprise talks and events with authors, translators, scholars, social activists, and performers from across the world. With this festival, Alliance University continues to reimagine the idea of the Indian University as a hub of art and culture in keeping with its vision to become the Cosmopolis – a public sphere throbbing with ideas and debates to make Bangalore truly cosmopolitan.  

The 3-day extravaganza would witness a gallery of internationally renowned speakers like Devdutt Pattanaik, Booker Prize winner Geetanjali Shree, activist Irom Sharmila, dissident Chinese author Ma Jian, Sahitya Academy award winning writer Mihir Vatsa, author and journalist Victor Mallet, investigative journalist writing on climate issues Tom Doig, columnist and curator of BLF Shinie Antony, and a host of other award-winning authors, writers and poets. An array of cultural performances is also planned alongside, ranging from Yakshagana to a stand-up show by Danish Sait, and classical Indian rock performances by Agam and Mystik Vibes.  

The festival also features workshops on creative writing, calligraphy, and film screenings by independent filmmakers, as well as book launches, reading sessions, and book signings that will provide avenues for well-known and upcoming authors.  

The University campus will be transformed into a landscape of light and colour during the event with art installations, bookshelves, diverse culinary carts, and handicraft and loom. More information and registration details are on www.allianceliteraryfestival.com.  

Venue: ALLIANCE UNIVERSITY, Alliance School of Liberal Arts Chikkahagade Cross, Chandapura - Anekal Main Road, Anekal, Bengaluru – 562 106

Date: November 28th – 30th, 2022

Time: 9:00AM to 6:00PM

For info contact: +91 80 4619 9000 / 9100, +91 80 4129 9200

Email: lit.fest@alliance.edu.in


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