India: Chennai Literary Festival kick-started on Monday

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The fourth edition of the Chennai Literary Festival kick-started on Monday at the University of Madras, Students. It will have 18 workshops and 22 competitions over three days.

Remembering an incident from last year when a student tearfully thanked the organisers for the cash prize since it would help him pay the fees, Latha Rajan, chairperson, Chennai Literary Festival, said that cash prizes would be awarded for all competitions this year too. “When we started the festival four years ago, only around 15 colleges took part. Now we have more than 30 colleges, even from Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts, taking part,” she added.

The programme has workshops on an array of topics ranging from Dalit and tribal literature to animation and cyber security. The workshops will be conducted simultaneously in 18 different colleges in the city. A range of competitions from dubsmash to book reviews and debate will be held. Read more

Source: New Indian Express

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