Kolkata: Renowned English author Ms Joanne Harris especially known for her award-winning novel Chocolat inaugurated this year’s edition of the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet in the presence of Mr Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel alongside author Mr Kunal BasuDr. Jayanta Sengupta – Secretary & Curator, Victoria Memorial Hall and Ms Malavika Banerjee, Director, Kolkata Literary Meet. While this is the 9th edition of the Kolkata Literary Meet, it is the 6th edition of the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet (TSKLM). The literary meet to be held from 22-26 January 2020 aims to celebrate literature and allied cultural pursuits – dance, music, recitation, and theatrical performances over five power-packed days. Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet 2020 aims to encourage the evolving literary community, promote a culture of patronage, and create value for the authors and other dignitaries.

Like earlier editions, the literary meet will celebrate unexplored ideas and unstoppable voices will focus on literature, poetry, current affairs and women’s issues, among others. Each session will witness noteworthy names being a part of engaging discussions with the audience, bringing together a range of expertise and perspectives on stage throughout the seven days in Kolkata’s most iconic location of Son-et-Lumiere, Victoria Memorial Hall. Select sessions would be held at The Saturday Club, Kala Mandir and the National Library.

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