Kerala to host literary festival with ‘Tolerance’ as theme

Jul 22, 2017 09:23 IST

The state of Kerala will be hosting the fifth edition of South India Writers Ensemble (SIWE) at Chengannur, a town in Kerala’s coastal Alappuzha district from 24 July 2017.

The core theme of the festival this year is ‘tolerance’. So creative writers, journalists, theatre and film personalities from across the industry will be seen deliberating on the theme at a time when the country as a whole is witnessing raging debates over intolerance.

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Key Highlights

• The three-day annual literary event is being organised by People for Performing Arts and More, an art and cultural outfit.

• It is aimed at bringing about an enriching interaction between writers from different languages and regions.

• Hindi has been selected as the main language of this year's festival and so, it would see participation from related writers and other personalities.

• In fact, the festival would be inaugurated by a well-known Hindi author, Udayan Vajpeyi.

• It would conclude on 26 July 2017.

Speaking on the objective of the event, noted Malayalam writer and director of the festival T R Rajeevan stated that every language has its own style of expression and the main aim of SIWE is to explore the power of language and literature through the gathering of writers.

He further added saying though tolerance is an age old cliched subject, there is a need to discuss and ponder upon this topic in the present socio-political scenario and it is time to observe and acknowledge the changing perspectives.

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