Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Pages Alive: Amritsar Literary Fest Returns with a Bang!

by Manjari Singh

Book lovers, rejoice! The much-anticipated Amritsar Literary Fest and Book Fair is making its grand return to the iconic Khalsa College from February 21st to 25th, 2024. Prepare to immerse yourself in five days filled with the magic of literature, captivating discussions, a plethora of books, and the vibrant cultural essence of Amritsar.

Celebrating its 8th edition, the festival has firmly established itself as a premier literary event in North India. With a lineup that promises something for everyone, here’s what you can expect from this year’s extravaganza:

Dive deep into the minds of renowned writers, poets, and thinkers as they share their works, insights, and engage in lively discussions. Among the esteemed guests are Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans, poet Surjit Patar, pop sensation Pammi Bai, and poetess Sukhwinder Amrit.

Explore a myriad of themes and genres through thought-provoking panel discussions featuring experts and authors. Be among the first to witness the excitement of new book launches and secure your signed copies.

Experience the rich tapestry of Punjabi culture through traditional music, dance, and soul-stirring spoken word performances. Let the rhythm and poetry transport you to another realm altogether.

With over 100 publishers in attendance, indulge in a literary feast spanning fiction, non-fiction, children’s literature, and academic texts. Whether you’re seeking hidden gems or rediscovering old favorites, there’s bound to be something to pique your interest.

Engage in interactive workshops, captivating storytelling sessions, and literary events tailored to inspire audiences of all ages.

But the festival offers more than just literary delights. Here’s what else you can look forward to:

Marvel at the grandeur of Khalsa College’s architecture and delve into its rich history, adding another layer of cultural enrichment to your experience.

Take a break from the festivities and explore the enchanting city of Amritsar, renowned for its Golden Temple, delectable cuisine, and heartwarming hospitality.

Network with like-minded individuals, share your passion for literature, and forge new friendships in an environment brimming with intellectual stimulation.

Don’t let this literary extravaganza pass you by! Whether you’re a seasoned bookworm or simply curious to explore the world of literature, the Amritsar Literary Fest and Book Fair guarantees an unforgettable experience. So mark your calendars, rally your friends and family, and prepare to embark on a literary adventure in the heart of Amritsar!

Manjari Singh

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