Neev Literature Festival 2022 – The Hindu

The festival will be held at Neev Academy Campus, Bengaluru on September 24-25

The festival will be held at Neev Academy Campus, Bengaluru on September 24-25

The directory Neev Literature Festival (NLF), which celebrates children’s books, will be back physically after being online for the past two years due to the pandemic. The Bangalore Festival will be held at Neev Academy Campus, Yemalur on September 24-25.

According to organizers, this year’s festival theme, “Reading Takes You”, emphasizes the power of books to allow you to discover new places – real and imagined – and explore diverse cultural perspectives.

The festival will host a myriad of events with renowned authors, librarians, award-winning filmmakers and storytellers discussing and interacting with the public on a plethora of topics. It offers over 92 sessions with over 60 speakers enlightening young minds on topics ranging from climate change to conflict zone writing.

Roopa Pai, Anushka Ravishankar, Paro Anand, Jane De Suza, Samina Mishra, Venita Coelho, Shabnam Minawalla, Sandhya Rao, Bijal Vaccharajani, Arundhati Venkatesh and Menaka Raman are among the speakers.

Attendees can also check out an organized book market for readers of all ages.

The festival will also release a report, “State of Indian Children’s Writing”, which explains how small the children’s book market is and is dominated by Western titles. “The profession of children’s writing must also become more financially viable in India,” says Kavita Gupta Sabharwal, co-founder and curator of the festival.

“The Neev Literature Festival, in its sixth edition, aims to evangelize the power of reading for lifelong learning and the power of Indian stories for the construction of identity,” she adds, “With changing family structures and the constant digital invasion, children’s books are now the literary benchmark. Mirrors and windows to everyone’s possibilities. Indian books, on the other hand, focus on the personal timeline , mythology and folk tales are wonderful, but should also convey the Ideas of [email protected] and the hopes of [email protected]

On the first day, the Neev Book Award jury members will announce the winners in the four categories: Early Years (5-7 years old), Emerging Readers (6-8 years old), Junior Readers (9-12 years old), and Young Adult. (13-18 years old).

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