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Ruskin Bond to attend 3-day NE literary fest

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 6 - Literature lovers of the North East will get a rare treat this month with a three-day literary fest and the maiden visit of well-known writer Ruskin Bond to Assam.

The legendary writer will be part of the River Talks 2016 - North East Literary Fest being organised in the city by the Royal Group of Institutions in association with the North East Writers� Forum from October 20 to 22. Contemporary Indian writer Upamanyu Chatterjee and noted actor Adil Hussain will also attend the fest.

Other than being a panelist for a discussion titled �Children�s literature: Fairy tales or reality�, Ruskin Bond will also take part in an open interactive session.

Addressing the media here today, Shrutimala Duara of the North East Writers� Forum said the festival would be an extraordinary platform for both budding writers and literature lovers of the region. �A number of eminent writers from different parts of the country and panel discussions on carefully chosen relevant topics would be on offer for the participants,� she said.

Several eminent writers and academics including Geeta Dharmarajan, Preeti Gil, Ravi Singh, Sanjoy Hazarika, Jerry Pinto, Shinie Antony, Jahnavi Barua, Mamang Dai, Professor Pankaj Thapa, Rashmi Narzary, Patricia Mukhim, Anuradha Sarma Pujari, Professor Bibhas Choudhury, Dr Rakhee Kalita, Dhruba Hazarika, Dr Shrutimala Duara, Bhaskar Dutta Barua, Bandita Phukan and Prof Ashes Gupta will take part in the fest.

A documentary titled Ranbuai, based on Mizoram�s troubled years, by Prof Sanjoy Hazarika and Preeti Gill will also be screened during the fest.

The topics selected for the panel discussions include traditional publishing vis-�-vis electronic publishing, fictionalising facts, North East perspective the insider or the outsider and graphic novels and comics as tools for imaginative learning.

The fest will also feature inter-school and inter-college literary competitions, streetplay competitions etc., in which students from the entire NE and pan India can take part.

The third edition of Aedificatoria 2016, an architecture fest cum workshop will also be held at the same time, where a number of eminent personalities from the field of architecture, civil engineering and research will share their experience with the students. A cultural evening has also been lined up for the event, where folk fusion band Local Train will perform live on October 22.

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Ruskin Bond to attend 3-day NE literary fest

GUWAHATI, Oct 6 - Literature lovers of the North East will get a rare treat this month with a three-day literary fest and the maiden visit of well-known writer Ruskin Bond to Assam.

The legendary writer will be part of the River Talks 2016 - North East Literary Fest being organised in the city by the Royal Group of Institutions in association with the North East Writers� Forum from October 20 to 22. Contemporary Indian writer Upamanyu Chatterjee and noted actor Adil Hussain will also attend the fest.

Other than being a panelist for a discussion titled �Children�s literature: Fairy tales or reality�, Ruskin Bond will also take part in an open interactive session.

Addressing the media here today, Shrutimala Duara of the North East Writers� Forum said the festival would be an extraordinary platform for both budding writers and literature lovers of the region. �A number of eminent writers from different parts of the country and panel discussions on carefully chosen relevant topics would be on offer for the participants,� she said.

Several eminent writers and academics including Geeta Dharmarajan, Preeti Gil, Ravi Singh, Sanjoy Hazarika, Jerry Pinto, Shinie Antony, Jahnavi Barua, Mamang Dai, Professor Pankaj Thapa, Rashmi Narzary, Patricia Mukhim, Anuradha Sarma Pujari, Professor Bibhas Choudhury, Dr Rakhee Kalita, Dhruba Hazarika, Dr Shrutimala Duara, Bhaskar Dutta Barua, Bandita Phukan and Prof Ashes Gupta will take part in the fest.

A documentary titled Ranbuai, based on Mizoram�s troubled years, by Prof Sanjoy Hazarika and Preeti Gill will also be screened during the fest.

The topics selected for the panel discussions include traditional publishing vis-�-vis electronic publishing, fictionalising facts, North East perspective the insider or the outsider and graphic novels and comics as tools for imaginative learning.

The fest will also feature inter-school and inter-college literary competitions, streetplay competitions etc., in which students from the entire NE and pan India can take part.

The third edition of Aedificatoria 2016, an architecture fest cum workshop will also be held at the same time, where a number of eminent personalities from the field of architecture, civil engineering and research will share their experience with the students. A cultural evening has also been lined up for the event, where folk fusion band Local Train will perform live on October 22.