Mangaluru, Dec 12: The students from Institute of Aviation Studies, Srinivas University, Mangaluru, attended The Asia Pacific Literary Festival (APLF) hosted by Alliance University’s School of Liberal Arts, in association with Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Inc (APWT). It was a three-day extravaganza that took place on the University’s Central Campus from November 28 - 30. It featured an amazing line up of writers, performers, and translators from around the globe as well as tantalising cultural activities that highlighted the strongest intellectual and artistic forces in the Asia Pacific area. The festival's theme was 'Writing outside the frame;, brought together a thrilling fusion of literary genres, forms, and media that defy convention.
The festival consisted of creative writing workshops, creative showcases and reading sessions with several poets and authors and book releases of the writings by Inderjeet Mani, Meher Pestonji, Saeed Ibrahim, Helen Burns, Mani Rao, Malachi Edwin Vethamani, Sara F Costa, Siddharth Dasgupta, Vinita Aggarwal, and many others. It also had several fascinating workshops, ‘Art of Indian Calligraphy’ by Sutirtha De, Creative non-fiction writing by Mihir Vatsa, You’re the Boss: Writing as a Business by Vanessa Barrington and The Art of Indian Storytelling by Vikram Sridhar.
A team of 88 students and four faculties attended APLF in Alliance University for three days.