Bangalore Literature Festival
Bangalore Literature Festival
Founded in 2012, the Bangalore Literature Festival is an independent, community-funded event that seeks to commemorate the Garden City’s literary diversity and creative spirit. To make the festival “rooted in Bengaluru with global aspirations and to create a space for discussions around literature and life” were the guiding principles for founders Vikram Sampath, Shinie Antony, and Srikrishna Ramamoorthy.
Over 1,500 writers and speakers have been part of the Bangalore Literature Festival, including Gulzar, Chandrashekara Kambara, Ashok Vajpeyi, Arun Shourie, Ian Jack, Shobhaa De, Ramachandra Guha, Perumal Murugan, Chetan Bhagat and Amish Tripathi. Over the years, the community-funded festival has become Bengaluru’s flagship annual literary experience.
The tenth and most recent edition of which was held in December 2021, and featured Shashi Deshpande, Pratibha Nandakumar, Jeet Thayil and Nisha Susan among several other participants.
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How To Get There
How to Reach Bengaluru
1. By Air: You can reach Bengaluru via air at Bengaluru International Airport, which is located at a distance of 40 km from the city.
2. By Rail: Bengaluru Railway Station is located in the heart of the city. Various trains from all over India come to Bengaluru, including the Mysore Express from Chennai, Karnataka Express from Delhi and Udyan Express from Mumbai, which covers many major cities in between.
3. By Road: The city is connected to various other cities via major national highways. Buses from neighbouring states run on a regular basis to Bengaluru, and Bengaluru Bus Stand also runs various buses to major cities in South India.
- Food stalls
- Free drinking water
- Gendered toilets
- Licensed bars
- Parking facilities
- Wheelchair access
- Masks mandatory
- Only fully vaccinated attendees allowed
- Sanitiser booths
- Socially distanced
Items & Accessories to Carry
1. Woolens. Bengaluru during December is pleasantly cold, with temperatures ranging from 15°C-25°C.
2. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations and the venue allows bottles to be taken inside.
3. Comfortable footwear. Sneakers or boots (but make sure they are worn in).
4. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.
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