PUNE INTERNATIONAL LITERARY FESTIVAL (PILF) 2018
The Pune International Literary Festival (PILF) was born out of a desire to create a hub of creative and literary energy in Pune, known to be the Oxford of the East. The sixth edition of the PILF 2018 was attended by ninety students from class 4 and 5 of Delhi Public School, Pune on the 29th of September at YASHADA, Baner. The PILF had three sessions that took place in parallel at three different venues including the children’s stream called ‘The Treasure Hunt’.
It was quite literally a feast for them. The Festival promised all kinds of goodies to the students that a good literary festival would need- from a Book Fair, to Storytelling sessions and book readings with eminent authors, to activities like drawing, open mike storytelling, Quiz on Charles Dickens, tips on camping and above all, the love for books. The first session started off with storytelling by Ms. Nandita Saxena Paul.
Understanding Co.Mix (comics) with WonTolla was conducted by Mr. Chaitanya Modak essentially gave our students an understanding of what co.mix are, debunked myths about co.mix medium and gave them a taste of how to make them, through a quick co.mix jam.Let Your Voice Be Heard! was an Open Mike session for future story tellers to unleash the speaker within them conducted by Ms Sharanya Sriram.
An impromptu quiz on the life and work of Charles Dickens was conducted by Dr Purnima Prabhu. Two of our students got all the answers correct and received a book each, authored by Charles Dickens, as a prize. Tips on camping were delivered by Mr Prashant Joshi. Students got a first-hand experience of putting the camping equipment together. It was a stimulating, enriching and satisfying experience to say the least- our brains had a good warming up session. We hope that an even bigger festival awaits us next year!