Thursday, 14 November 2013

Mumbai International Literature Festival

Fourth Chapter of Lit Fest Live in Mumbai starts today.

More than 120 writers and thinkers are expected to participate during its four days at NCPA theatres.

There are workshops like ‘How Not To Write a Play’, ‘Illustrating Stories’, ‘Writing Books That Make Children Laugh’, and many more.

Those interested in panel discussion or debates can spend a perfect evening at different venues at NCPA.

There are some interesting theatre performances too.

Tall Tales’ is an interesting event where people relate their personal stories.

Mr Jeejabhoy and the birds, a play about the wonders of our city and the world seen through the eyes of young children

The Tin Ring a play about the uplifting quality of love, even when faced with immense adversity

Arthur Miller, an actor’s Godsend, is a talk show by Alyque Padamsee relating why Arthur Miller is such a great playwright, interspersed with scenes.

How to skin a giraffe, is based on Georg Buchner’s comedy Leone and Lena, has all the ingredients of Bollywood film. It is beautifully told using imagination, music and evolving set design.

And of course some live events like ‘book awards’ too.

Catch up all the details at

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