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13th Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival to begin virtually on Jan 21 Literary Festival

13th Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival to begin virtually on Jan 21

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 Jan 2022, 06:37 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: The 13th edition of Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival to begin in virtual mode amid COVID-19 on Friday.

The three-day literary extravaganza will celebrate the written word with a splendid line-up of authors, journalists, influencers, thinkers, poets, international best-selling writers and Bollywood actors.

AKLF 2022 will focus on fiction, non-fiction, gastronomy, mental and physical health, poetry, politics, current affairs, parenthood, translations, history, children’s and adult literature among other themes, through 24 interactive sessions.

The festival will be live-streamed on the official Facebook and YouTube handles of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival as well as across Oxford Bookstores.

Speaking on this edition, Priti Paul, Director Apeejay Surrendra Group and Oxford Bookstores said, "As we grapple with the enormous challenge of imagining a post-pandemic world, we believe this is also a time for reflection and hope, of lessons learnt, and opportunities discovered.

"Oxford Bookstore and Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival have both utilized the digital space proactively through the past year, as a realm for carrying out projects and conversations, as well as for conceiving new ideas. We believe that an important uniting thread at this time is the cause of books."

Maina Bhagat, Director Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival and Apeejay Oxford Bookstores said, "The 13th Edition of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, sets its sights on our fast-evolving world, and the changes that lie in store in the years ahead.

"Curated meticulously to meet the challenges of the Virtual format, with a view to continuity and innovation, and with delegate participation from across 3 time zones, this acceleration to digital connectivity has not stopped us from moving forward with this key initiative."