Manipal Lit Fest, MILAP, from September 6-8

By Alexander Chandy
Udupi Today Media Network


Manipal, 05 August 2018: The second edition of Manipal International Literature and Arts Platform (MILAP), an annual Lit fest hosted by Manipal Academy of Higher Education will be held at the Dr TMA Pai Halls here from September 6 to 8, 2018. The theme for this year’s fest is, “A Millennium Revisited: Tradition and Transformation”.



“MILAP will be inaugurated by acclaimed playwright, Sahitya Akademi and Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee Atamjit Singh. Renowned Kannada playwright, Sahitya Akademi and Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee H S Shivaprakash will deliver the keynote address. Vice Chancellor, MAHE Dr H. Vinod Bhat will presided over the inaugural function,” said Dr Neeta Inamdar, convenor of the festival.


The festival is open to all and the registration can be done online or in person at the festival. Registered participants will be able to attend all events and interact with about 50 resource persons from India and abroad like Ranjit Hoskote, Charu Nivedita, Alok Rajwade, Jayant Kaikini, Sanjoy Hazarika and Kunzang Choden among many others.


Talking about the festival, Dr Inamdar said that MILAP provides a vibrant and non-commercial space for writers, artists, literary critics and students to connect with each other and begin a dialogue. “The festival celebrates literary, performance and visual arts. It is open to the local community as well as readers and art enthusiasts across the world,” she said.


The second Lit Fest is a bit bigger than the first. Authors, poets, scholars and artists from India and abroad will be a part of several curated events over a three-day festival across different genres, languages and art forms. There will be:
Literary Meet with sessions by well-known authors moderated by experts; Theatre Appreciation Workshop for registered participants, curated by Akshara K V and Prasad Vanarase; Children’s Events for workshops, readings and engagement with children’s books; Youth Events for students and the youth of Manipal to witness and experience literature and art; Cultural Evenings to explore intersections of theatre, music, dance and literature; Art Exhibition and demonstrations of Kavi Kale by Veena Srinivas; Photography Exhibition an exhibition by renowned photographer Sandesh Bhandare, a photography workshop and competition for the talented students of MAHE and Book Fair where one can browse through and purchase books by various authors and publishers


Online registrations can be done at -, E-mail,  Website,   Contact 0820 2922516


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