The city is all set to celebrate its literature from today. Yes, you got it right, Its the Lucknow Literary Festival’s Fifth edition this year which is ready to roll from today at Sheroes Hangout Cafe near Taj Hotel ,Gomtinagar.The festival is brought up by Lucknow Society (A Non-governmental Organisation), began with the efforts of Shamim A. Aarzoo, With the aim of promoting and conserving the unique and age-old literary and cultural history of Lucknow, the festival has been a channel of taking the legacy of Lucknow back to the younger generation. The Lucknow Literary Festival is the only lit fest in India organised solely by the youth and is among the top 6 lit fests of the country as per the Outlook Traveller list 2015.
In the past five years the Lucknow Literary Festival has been attended by likes of Pt. Birju Maharaj, Padma Shri Bekal Utsahi, Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Vinod Mehta, Ravinder Singh and many others.
Theme of the festival will be dedicated to the acid attack survivors and sessions dedicated to them will take place in the three day event.On the first day:
• A few of the personalities that will be a part of the festival will be Divya Dutta, for a discussion on her book “Me and Maa”,
• Kanhaiya Kumar will be discussing on his book ” Bihar to Tihar”,
Shatrughan Sinha with his biography’s author Bharathi Pradhan discussing on book “Anything but Khammosh” which will be moderated by Prakash Pandey.
• Ravi Kishan discussing contribution of Bhojpuri in literature and Cinema,
- Furthermore, Uttarpradesh.org will be constantly bringing up the latest updates from the festival being the Digital Media Partner.