The Fourteenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Wednesday, October 25th to Sunday, October 29th 2023

THE POWER OF WORDS

Online : 25 - 26 Oct
On ground : 27 - 29 Oct

Schedule for Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest 2023

Poetry

POETIC PASSIONS

  • Friday, 27th Oct
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm IST

Launch of Harish Bhat’s RESTLESS LIVES followed by a discussion on the changing shape of poetry
Harish Bhat, Harnidh Kaur
Chair: Ashwani Kumar

DAKLAKATHA DEVIKAVYA

  • Friday, 27th Oct
  • 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm IST

A dramatic presentation of epic Kannada poetry and stories

VERSE-ATILE

  • Friday, 27th Oct
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm IST

Launch of Geetha Ravichandran’s THE SPELL OF THE RAIN TREE, followed by poetry from around the world
Eeva Maria al-Khazaali, Geetha Ravichandran, Jesse Oliver, Sumit Samos
Presented by: Godrej

POETIC IDENTITY

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm IST

Exploring self, belonging, and displacement through verse
Kirli Saunders, Tenzin Tsundue
Chair: Tess Joseph

STARING INTO THE ABYSS

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm IST

Can literature bring us back from the brink?
Pip Adam, Ranjit Hoskote
Chair: Smriti Ravindra

Poetry in the Park

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm IST

Poetry open mic

ONE SAINT, THREE VOICES

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm IST

The launch of BEHOLD! THE WORD IS GOD followed by a discussion with the translators, interspersed by abhangs sung by Tejashree Ratankumar Ingawale
Jerry Pinto & Shanta Gokhale in conversation
Presented by: Kotak

TATA LITERATURE LIVE! 2023 POET LAUREATE

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm IST

Presentation to Mamang Dai
followed by a conversation with Anjum Hasan

SPEAKERS:
Mamang Dai, Anjum Hasan

RAIN IN FAMINE

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm IST

A spoken word presentation by transgender poets
Aashay Kadam, Arpit Yadav, Ashu Bhoir, Bhaskar, Prem, Premraj, Sagar Shah, Suresh Sathe, Vadsu, Yadnya Ankita

Performance Presented by: Australian Consulate-General
Supported by: Godrej

Poetry in the Park

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm IST

Poetry open mic