ALL KERALA PAINTING & LITERARY COMPETITIONS
Kochi International Book Festival (KIBF) conducts various competitions for children from all over the Kerala in the name of 'Varnotsavam' . As the name indicates it is a festival of colours and literary art forms. The competitions include painting, Best reader competitions, poetry recitations,handwriting, extempore Speech etc.
Dates: Painting Competitions: Sunday, 4th December 2022
Literary Competitions: Sunday, 11th December 2022
KOCHI LITERATURE FESTIVAL
A TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO IMAGINE IMMENSITIES
We are now in an era of story-yelling, instead of storytelling, driven by the illusion that the latest and the loudest are the most significant and most deserving of our attention.
We also find ourselves bombarded with bits of disjoined information, devoid of the sense making context. There is a gaping rift between wisdom and information . Transmuting information ,whether objective fact or subjective experience — into wisdom, is the story teller's job.
KLF attempts to present the taciturn story teller, the teacher, and the enchanter, out from the subterrane of their fertile solitude – blurring the dividing, distancing lines and erudite fragmentations.
A Big Salute to those who imagine immensities
Dates : 15-18 December 2022
Venue : Multiple venues including Ernakulathappan Grounds, Kochi
KIBF presents the best new voices in fiction, poetry and arts alongside literary greats and high profile speakers, in a close interaction with the readers and academicians.
ART AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS
KIBF is one of the largest cultural festivals in Kerala, where celebrity artists and performers transmit divers cultural expressions, traditions and practices. It is also a platform for nurturing talents.
KIBF organizes the National Writers’ Meet every year, which is the largest gathering of Indian Language writers. Poetry and fiction writers from more than 15 Indian Languages participate in the event. Malayalam Writers’ Meet is also held exclusively to nurture local talents.