Pune International Literary Festival
Pune International Literary Festival
Pune International Literary Festival (PILF) is the first and only multi-lingual literary festival that is free for all in Pune. Author and filmmaker Dr. Manjiri Prabhu founded the festival, which was held for the first time in 2013 and has since become one of the top eight literary festivals in India.
The three-day celebration honours writers from various parts of Maharashtra and India. Since 2016, the festival has partnered with the international organisation, Salzburg Global and hosted eminent speakers at the festival including Sudha Murthy, Shashi Tharoor, Narayana Murthy, Kiran Nagarkar, Maneka Gandhi, Jerry Pinto, Daniel Hahn, Dr. Roman Gerodimos and Amish Tripathi. The last edition of the Pune International Literary Festival in 2022 featured speakers such as art historian Alka Pande, authors Ambi Parameswaran, Anupama Jain, Bernhard Moestl, Dev Prasad, and many others. The festival’s 11th edition will be held in 2023.
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How To Get There
How to Reach Pune
1. By Air: Pune is well connected through domestic airlines with the entire country. Lohegaon Airport or Pune Airport is an international airport, located 15 km away from Pune city centre. Visitors can avail of taxi and local bus services from outside the airport to reach their destination.
2. By Rail: Pune Junction Railway Station connects the city with all the prime Indian destinations. There are several mail/express trains and superfast trains linking the city to various Indian destinations in the south, north and west. Some of the prominent trains operating to and from Mumbai are the Deccan Queen and Shatabdi Express, which take around three-and-a-half hours to reach Pune.
3. By Road: Pune enjoys excellent connectivity with neighbouring cities and towns through a well-maintained network of roads. Mumbai (140 km), Ahmadnagar (121 km), Aurangabad (215 km) and Bijapur (275 km) all are well linked to Pune by a number of states and roadways buses. Those driving from Mumbai need to take Mumbai-Pune Expressway route, which takes barely two to three hours to cover a distance of about 150 km.
- Wheelchair access
- Limited capacity
Items and Accessories To Carry
1. Sandals, flip flops or sneakers or boots (but make sure they are worn in).
2. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations.
3. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.
About Dr Manjiri Prabhu
Dr Manjiri Prabhu
Author and film-maker Dr Manjiri Prabhu is the founder of the Pune International Literary…
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