Koraput: The two-day Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) will be held in Koraput this year from April 7.
The Kalinga Literary Festival in Koraput will bring leading Odia and local literary legends to one platform where the woods will have a dialogue with the buildings, the indignity will engage with the so-called modernity, the written will listen to the folklore and the structure will encounter the spontaneity.
The KLF coordinator, Debashis Samantaray, said KLF is keen to sustain this platform for an ongoing dialogue between authors, writers, poets and performers of Odisha.
Leading literary personality like Haldhar Nag, Sumani Jhodia, Debiprasanna Pattanaik, Hrushikesh Panda, Debadas Chhotaray, Hussain Rabi Gandhi , Achuyt Das, Mahendra Mishra , Jyoti Nanda, Bipin Nayak, Narayan Panda , Surya Mishra , Rakhyak Nayak, Biyot Projna Tripathy , Gourhari Das , Jalandhar Swain ,Jagabandhu Samal ,Laxmikanta Padhi,Alok Kumar Baral ,Sushanta Nayak Chandrakanta Biswal,Dwiti Chandra Sahu, Pritidhara Samal ,Madhuri Panda Kedar Mishra , Debasis Patra, Ranjan Pradhan , Sujit Panda, Debapriya Priyadarshi Chakra,Mahasweta Sahu, Dr Pradip Mishra ,Rudrani Mohanty .Dr Rajendra Padhi ,Bijay Upadhyaya ,Achyut Das Sumani jhodia ,.Chakrapani Parichha, ,Priyabrat Patra, Matrudutta Mohanty, Pramod Pradhan ,Gajanan Mishra, Prahallad Satapathy , Sanjay Mishra have consented to join the event.
The convener of Koraput Literary Festival, Manoranjan Routray, said KLF in Koraput will promote all inclusive definition of literature which goes beyond the written text and includes all performances, informal story-telling and folklore.
On this occasion Koraput Literary Awards will be given to select a few leading names both at the senior and youth levels who have made inspiring contribution to literature.
KLF Koraput Sahitya Samman will be conferred on 8 literary personalities from the Koraput valley . They are Krushna Chandra Singh (veteran freedom fighter and bhudan karmee) , Er Dasarathi Nanda ( literary critic and essayist) , Narayan Panda (fictionist), Chandrama Balia , Chakrapani Parichha (noted poet), Laxaman Mandra (from Malkangiri research personality for Banda community and language), Mahendra Mishra ( lingustic expert and resource person for tribal language and folklore ), Satyanarayan Gantayat ( literary activist and sattire writer from Rayagada) .
“ KLF will bring in regional and national network to Koraput to acknowledge great work and encourage inspiring contributions and initiatives in the field of literature in its diversified forms,” said Rashmi Ranjan Parida, Founder of KLF.