The fifth edition of Kerala will kickoff tomorrow at the beaches of Kozhikode. The stage is all set to host the the biggest multilingual literature festival in the subcontinent. Kerala Literature Festival has become synonymous with literature enthusiasts all over the country making it the fastest growing literature festival in terms of footfall and the plethora of voices of the authors and thinkers from around the world.
Apart from literature being the primary cynosure, the focus theme of KLF 2020 is Environment and Climate Change. KLF 2020 has the country of Spain as the guest nation and the literature in focus is Tamil. Prolific writers, experts and performers from over 14 nations will be a part of the fifth edition of KLF.
Spread over four days, about 500 speakers will speak at the fest in over 200 sessions. Madhav Gadgil, Navoroz K Dubash along with UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyyoudi will speak at the fest reflecting the focus theme of the fest. Cheif Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugrate the festival on 16th evening at 6:30pm. UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyyoudi will be the chief guest.
The days brimming with panel discussions, book talks, KLF mics and straight talks will hold plenty for the literature buffs. An overture by Kanal theatre group on the 15th of January a day before the inauguration. The winner of the 2016 Ramon Magsasay Award, known for his attempts to break the conventional concepts associated with the ‘classical’ branch of music will perform on 16th January, the inaugural day of the to the cultural nights would be the stage adaptation of K.R. Meera’s Bhagavante Maranam fest. In its fifth edition,Kerala Literature Festival brings in an exotic blend of concerts and cultural performances ranging from classical, Sufi, rock music, Kathakali and Flamenco performances.
Entry for KLF is free to the public and all the programs are designed to attract wide audiences of every demographic. The Literature on Beach will be an experience like no other.