Kerala Literature Festival postponed to March 17 due to increase in Covid cases
The sixth edition of the Kerala Literature Festival (KLF) 2022, which was scheduled to be held on the beaches of Kozhikode from January 20 to 23, has now been postponed to March 17 and 20 due to an increase in Covid cases, the people said. organizers in a press release. Thursday.
Hosting over 200 sessions and writers, experts and performers from over a dozen countries around the world – with the exception of India – the festival’s eclectic lineup this year includes names like Jeffrey Archer, Arundhati Roy, Wendy Doniger, Shashi Tharoor, Remo Fernandes, Pawan Varma, Paul Zacharia, Perumun Murugan and Dedutt Pattanaik.
In light of recent developments in the spread of the Omicron variant and government restrictions, the sixth edition of the Kerala Literature Festival is postponed until March 17,18,19,20 …
– KeralaLiteratureFest (@KeralaLitFest) January 6, 2022
“We have seen a great amount of love and overwhelming public support and participation registrations over the past few months for KLF 2022. Therefore, keeping the interest of our speakers, attendees, audience, the general public, at large. public and our customers, we need to reschedule the dates from March 17 to 20, 2022, ”said Ravi Deecee, Chief Host, KLF.
“The current rhetoric is that the numbers could peak between the end of January and drop in mid-February. We hope the coronavirus will recede over time. We are determined to organize a festival in person with the active support of our patrons, speakers and partners, ”he added.
The four-day literary extravaganza, billed as the “second largest festival” of its kind in Asia, aims to map literature through discussions on several aspects that shape human consciousness, including art, cinema, environment, the pandemic and its impacts, politics, history, and economics.
Organized by the DC Kizhakemuri Foundation and supported by the Government of Kerala and the Kerala Tourism Board, the director of KLF 2022 is renowned poet, critic and writer, K Satchidanandan.