More than 16 poets have confirmed participation and the festival will provide space for the workshops which will give an opportunity to the poetry lovers to learn from the accomplished poets. (Representational image)
Bengaluru: Riding on the success of last Bengaluru Poetry Festival that witnessed over 5,000 poetry lovers, the festival team is back to set the stage with internally acclaimed poets who will entertain the literary connoisseurs. The third edition of the poetry festival will be held on August 4 and August 5 at The Leela Palace.
Subodh and Lakshmi, the founders of Atta Galatta realized that while poetry as a form of self-expression was gaining immense popularity, and Indian poets and poetry were increasingly being recognized globally, there were limited opportunities available for poets within the existing literary festival platforms.
More than 16 poets have confirmed participation and the festival will provide space for the workshops which will give an opportunity to the poetry lovers to learn from the accomplished poets.
Subodh said that currently all types of poetries have their own lexicons, the poets have their own vocabularies and the same will be witnessed at the festival.
"For children we will have workshop by Amar Chitra Katha for ages more than 5 and for adults there will be a session on writing poetries. We are no repeating artists as well," he added.
The festival’s inaugural session will be done by veteran actress Shabana Azmi who will read her father Kaifi Azmi’s rendition.
Festival Director Shinie Antony said, "It is poetry season once more - the weather in Bengaluru is just right for cozy verse sessions. So take a deep breath and come listen to sonneteers and balladeers from simply everywhere."
Actress Andrea Jeremiah, former diplomat Nirupama Rao, Tamil writer Perumal Murugan and others will participate in the two-day festival.