|Published : 21 Nov 2015, 20:02:44 | Updated : 21 Nov 2015, 20:55:15|
Dhaka Lit Fest wraps up
With spirited discussion over a wide spectrum of issues and attended diligently by an audience mostly acclaimed writers and poets from both home and abroad, the three-day Dhaka Lit Fest came to a close on Saturday.
On the third day of literary carnival, popular Indian writer and poet Poulomi Sengupta and Bangladeshi writer Anisul Haque joined the discussion on popular literature at the main stage. Eminent Bangladeshi writer Imdadul Haque Milon moderated the discussion.
Indian Poet Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, who made his mark in English language, dwelt on his life and works with author and academic Amit Chaudhuri at the lawn stage of the carnival.
In response to questions of audiences, Arvinda said Dhaka Lit Fest is really an amazing gathering of literature-loving people of different countries and it will strengthen both cultural and literarily bonds of the people with different languages.
An emerging group of spoken word artists has performed a collection of original works at the cosmic stage of the event.
Syeda Samira Sadeque, staff reporter at the Dhaka Tribune, and her other group members performed separately, which was enjoyed by a good number of audience.
The three-day literary event began on Thursday where people with different languages and culture gathered with a common goal to foster literature practices has virtually turned into a platform of sharing and exchanging diversified literatures and culture.
On the first day, Nobel Prize winning scientist Harold Varmus has given a wide-ranging talk covering the excitement of basic science research, government and science policy and the future of global healthcare at the main stage, according to news agency.