DC Kizhakemuri in association with DC Books organizes the Kerala Literature Festival (e-KLF 2021) today (May 28) with a poetry festival. This year, the Kerala Literature Festival celebrates the 75th birthday of Professor K Satchidanandan, the festival director, with an international poetry festival.
With over 50 poets from over nine countries, the poetry festival was opened at 10 a.m. by Kerala Culture Minister Shri Saji Cheriyan. The inaugural ceremony will be chaired by Festival President A Pradeep Kumar, Chief Facilitator Ravi Deecee and General Manager Abdul Hakeem.
To celebrate the 75 years of the world famous poete anniversary, the festival will begin with poems by Asma Azaizeh from Palestine and Ismath Hussain from Lakshadweep. The festival takes place all day until 7:30 p.m.
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With over 50 poets from over 10 countries including Palestine, Israel, South Africa, Italy, United States of America and Ireland, the list boasts of the presence of world-class poets. like Taslima Nasrin and Indian poets like Salma, Chandrakanth Patil, Kutti Revathi, Nishi Chowla, Balachandran Chullikadu, KG Shankarapilla, PP Ramachandran and Rafeek Ahmed.
The poetry festival today is just the start of a series of programs that will continue to lead to the eventual physical event on the beaches of Kozhikode in January 2022. For people who haven’t attended the festival all these years, the digital face of KLF will make an exciting opportunity to feel the essence and flavor of the largest bilingual literature festival in Asia.
The Poetry Festival can be viewed on DC Books’ official Facebook and YouTube pages. For more information, see here.
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