#JLFAlert: 5 Reasons to Excite you for the Lit Fest’ 2017

As the 10th anniversary edition of the world renowned Jaipur Literature Festival is approaching all the literary enthusiasts are getting enlivened by each day. But don’t you worry if you’re not one of those who has every know-how of the festival – we bring forth to you 5 reasons that will surely lure you to attend this ever mesmerising event!

  1. Awe-Inspiring Speakers- not to miss, at all!

Needless do we talk about the immensely accomplished speakers that grace the literature festival with their presence every year. In 2017 too, the list of speakers seems absolutely striking. Some of the speakers are; Swanand Kirkire, Ruth Padel, Alex Ross, Linda Colley, Alice Walker, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and Eka Kurniawan.

  1. The Freedom to Dream – the encapsulating theme

For the success of any event, it is important to tread along a thought-provoking theme. That is exactly the look-out of team JLF this time. A strong focus of JLF 2017 will be to celebrate one of the world’s largest democracies through the theme ‘The Freedom to Dream: India at 70’ and drive conversations around modern India in the context of its history and its future.

  1. Jaipur Book Mark- its bigger and better

The fourth edition of JBM opens the Festival’s proceedings with a full day of programming on 18th January at Diggi Palace followed by special sessions at a dedicated venue at the Festival Hub from the 19th – 23rd January. JBM continues to provide a platform for publishers, literary agents, translation agencies and writers to meet, talk business deals and listen to major industry players from across the world. For the first time, Jaipur Book Mark 2017 will also invite budding authors to share a synopsis of their work, which will be assessed by a panel of literary agents, publishers and critics. Those shortlisted will be invited to take part in the New Writers’ Mentorship Programme, a special one-on-one session for advice from industry experts.

  1. Book lovers and foodies! Here you go!

We all are aware of the fantastic book bank available to us during the festival. This edition too, there are various exciting books to look forward to. Apart from literature, what connects everyone at Diggi Palace for five days is food! 2017 will also come across with the amazing ‘kulhad chai’ and other mouth watering snacks. The food at the Diggi Palace hotel needs no special mentioning!

  1. Cultural bonanza- concerts to leave you spell-bound!

One very important part of JLF is its evening concerts. These are flawless and beyond explanation. This definitely has to be a solid reason to attend JLF 2017. Although the artist line-up has not come out as yet but with the 10th year celebration being the focus, this will surely be something of a lifetime experience.

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