The 8th edition of HLF (Hyderabad Literary Festival) will kick start on the January 28 this year while expecting nearly 100 of famous artists, journalists, filmmakers, scholars and writers from across the globe for participation.
The fest will be held for three days at Hyderabad Public School while showcasing an assortment of creativity by the participants. The HLT (Hyderabad Literary Trust) organizes the Hyderabad Literary Festival in association with the government of Telangana while few other literary, academic, publishing and cultural institutions support the festival with great enthusiasm.
B Venkatesham the cultural and state tourism secretary officially declared that Spain will be the point of focus in Hyderabad Literary Festival in 2018 on Tuesday. The prominent cultural managers, writers and artists are expected to represent the country Spain for the fest. In Indian languages, Kannada will be the point of focus with nearly ten artists and authors to contribute to the fest with various creative fields of Karnataka like film, theatre, and literature and poetry performance. Also, there will be an interactive discussion by a panelist on the language barrier.
The 2018 Hyderabad Literary Festival will be an honoring tribute to the renowned artistes that passed away in the year 2017. The actor Tom Alter and Shashi Kapoor, Gauri Lankesh the journalist, Girija Devi the classical singer, all of these incredible personalities will be honored. They important speakers for the event include Sanjna Kapoor, R Gopalakrishnan, Sagarika Ghose, KarunaNundy, Girish Kasaravalli, Chandan Gowda, Aruna Roy, Rajdeep Sardesai, Seema Mustafa, Rammanohar Reddy, Ravinder Singh, Perumal Murugan, A Easterine Kire, Arundhati Nag, Pratibha Nandakumar and Chandrashekhara Kambara.
B Venkatesham mentions that the Hyderabad Literary Festival was held with an aim to showcase the artistic and cultural aspects of Secunderabad, Cyberabad and Hyderabad. Started in the year 2010, HLF was focused to enhance the city’s brand image while synchronizing the creative dynamics of India. The fest involves creative sessions like panel discussions, authors, screenings, workshops, book launches, readings, art-on-street, exhibitions, and cultural programmes for students of college and school.