First edition of Assam LitArt Festival to take place in Guwahati on 17th and 18th February
Over 15 authors across the nation and state along with veteran film and music personalities to grace the occasion
• Assam LitArt Fest is the first and only festival in the country that celebrates literature, art, filmmaking and music together
*Guwahati, February 8, 2024:* The LitArt Foundation has announced the first edition of Assam LitArt Festival that shall take place at Royal Global University, Guwahati on 17th and 18th of February. The LitArt Festival shall witness the presence and participation of national renowned bollywood action director Mr Shyam Kaushal with other veterans in the field of literature, art, music and filmmaking. The event shall also be graced with regional luminaries like Zubeen Garg, Joi Barua and Adil Hussian, among others.
Speaking at a press conference in Guwahati, Proyashi Barua, Founder and Director of Assam LitArt Fest stated,
“Assam LitArt Fest is committed to bring the writers, filmmakers and artists hailing from Assam together and create platforms and spaces for them to exchange ideas and collaborate with their counterparts across the nation. Incidentally this is the first festival in the country that celebrates literature, art, filmmaking, music and crafts in one platform.
This Festival is a humble Endeavour to influence a creative renaissance in the region and country and me and my team are indeed very happy that this renaissance is starting from our very own Assam. The first edition is happening on 17th and 18th of February at Royal Global University and shall be inaugurated by Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, Honorable CM of Assam”.
Jyotsna Neog, Co Founder and Joint Director of Assam LitArt Fest stated, “Film making is a craft that involves art and literature. If we mainstream the Assamese entertainment industry by promoting the literature, arts and crafts of the state it shall surely translate to an ocean of possibilities and this shall be our cardinal Endeavour.”
The theme of this maiden edition of Assam LitArt Fest is -Celebrating Plurality of Expressions. The two day itinerary is a melange of speaker sessions, panel discussions, workshops, book launches, art exhibits and music and cultural shows.