11th Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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The most anticipated literature event of the year has finally arrived! Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest – is back in full swing for its 11th year, all in a virtual format.  The week-long schedule started on Monday, 16th and will go on till Sunday, 22nd November 2020. The fest will include Indian & International speakers from around the world taking part in a host of conversations, panel discussions, debates, performances and other special events – all celebrating literature.

 

The festival will host over 80 sessions with over 150 writers, poets, intellectuals and opinion leaders which is free to attend for all without any registration. Tune into Tata Literature Live’s website and YouTubeFacebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for more details.

 

The Little Festival:

This year, the festival also announces the 2nd edition of #TheLittleFestival, a 2-day lineup of sessions exclusively for children packed with Indian & international children’s authors & storytellers on the 17th & 18th of November.

 

THE LITTLE FESTIVAL

Date

Time

Session

Details

Venue

November 18, 2020

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Grandparents’ Bag of Stories : An Inheritance of Tales

Award-winning author Sudha Murty delights  young audiences with her new collection of tales, ‘Grandparents’ Bag of Stories’ talking with Naima Minwalla.

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November 18, 2020

10:45 am – 11:15 am

A Character Sketch : Discovering Mumbai’s Marvellous Mix

Run through some fun stories of the city’s different people, monuments, animals and trees with Miel Sahgal & Pereena Lamba.

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November 18, 2020

11:15 am – 11:45 am

My Aunt The Ant: Wildlife Tales of Creatures That Behave Like Humans.

Ranjit Lal, the teller of wildlife tales regales you with stories of creatures that remind you of your family and friends.

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November 18, 2020

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Planet Saviours: Eco Champions Of The World

Bijal Vachharajani & Radha Rangarajan tell stories on some of our champions who are saving our planet.

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November 18, 2020

12.00 pm – 12.45 pm

Story-Board : Read A Story, Create A Game (Workshop).

Join Lopamudra Mohanty and hone your creative skill in making board games of your  favourite characters.

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November 18, 2020

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

A Lark In The Dark : Telling Stories Through Shadow Puppets

A backstage tour with I Made Sidia and Peter Wilson where children discover the magic of shadow puppetry.

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November 18, 2020

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Map Your Characters: Ideas On How Stories Create Worlds

Author Kiran Milwood Hargrave invites readers to share her ideas on how to build worlds from characters and characters from worlds. Expect island-building, name-picking, map-making.

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November 18, 2020

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Birdie Dance : Mudras Show The Story

Learn the art of visual storytelling through dance and music with Swapnokalpa  Dasgupta as she brings the story of birds to life.

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SESSIONS

Date

Time

Session

Details

Venue

November 18, 2020

5.15 – 6.15 pm

Literary: Living A Little, Meaning A Lot

From The Particular To The Universal.

Howard Jacobson in conversation with Karthika VK.

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November 18, 2020

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Literary: Words Of Inspiration

Books That Made Me A Writer.

A panel discussion with Ashwin Sanghi, Cauvery Madhavan, Ira Mukhoty, Taran Khan with Rehana Munir as the chair.

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November 18, 2020

7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Arts: The Play’s The Thing

Speaking truth to power as a dramatist.

Sir David Hare in conversation with Anahita Uberoi.

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November 18, 2020

9:00 pm – 10:00pm

Political and Current Affairs: America Decides

What the election result means for the US and the world.

A panel discussion with Bhaskar Sunkara, Nathan Robinson, Seema Sirohi and Vishnu Som as the chair.

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