Thursday, February 9, 2012

Karachi Literature Festival 2012

Karachi Literature Festival 2012 will be held on February 11 and 12 at the Carlton Hotel, announced by the founder of the festival, Ameena Saiyid at a press conference with Asif Farrukhi and the British Council’s Martin Fryer and Shreela Ghosh.

She added that this time. the festival would be more bigger as people will not only get to hear and meet writers, but will also be able to see films at the 3rd Karachi Literature Festival.

Ms Saiyid said the 2012 edition of the festival would be more exciting and diverse as some new things were added to the list of programmes. She said there was a big lineup of writers. In one-on-one sessions, they would talk about their books and other subjects. Alongside the book-related events and sessions arranged for children, films would be screened, including two from Bangladesh (Meherjaan and A Certain Liberation) and one from India (Harun Arun). Clips from the Oscar-nominated documentary, Saving Face, made by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, too, would be shown.

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