“Lit o Fest is an initiative to bridge the gap between English and Hindi” says Smita Parikh


Day 2 saw a powerful line up of Mr. Leslie Lewis, Mr. Shadab Faridi, Ms.Salma Agha, Ms. Zara Khan, Karanveer Bohra, Ankur Nayar, Karan Mehra, Rajeev Mahavir, Sandeep Mahavir

Spread over 2 days, in Mumbai from 21st- 22nd April 2018 at Phoenix Market City, Kurla, Mumbai, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Kurla West, Kamani, Kurla West, Kurla, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400070

Lit-O-Fest brought together art in its myriad forms- writers, thinkers, poets, actors, dancers, painters and many more artists who met under one roof, for two magical days of celebration of the spirit of Mumbai

Smita Parikh with Karanvir Bohra at LIT-O-FEST 2018
Smita Parikh with Karanvir Bohra at LIT-O-FEST 2018

Celebrate the spirit of Mumbai with Lit-O-Fest! Spread over 2 days, in Mumbai, Lit-O-Fest, Mumbai brought together 3 streams of literature, arts, and music in a unique and extravagant amalgamation of delight. It was an extremely well-curated event that features showcased, seminars, discussions, contests, and performances.

Lit-O-Fest, Mumbai seamlessly merges aspiring, emerging and award-winning talent together in a united show of excellence. Lit-O-Fest has become the biggest cultural showcase of the country. Director of the festival Smita Parikh says “Lit o Fest is an initiative to bridge the gap between English and National language Hindi. This is a platform which brings all together. We promote young budding authors & get them an opportunity to meet & interact with renowned authors across the globe. We take the pride in sharing that this festival also provides an opportunity to the budding authors to meet leading publishers face to face & get them publishing contracts”

Being committed to this cause of promoting and building literary talent, Lit-O-Fest runs several simultaneous initiatives to train, educate and publish writings of aspiring authors. Programmes to this effort run through the year as they have training sessions, knowledge session, and contests for aspiring authors which eventually lead to publishing contracts for deserving talent. The team of Lit-O-Fest is pleased to share that in their first year they had published 8 books for free and in the second year they plan to take up to 20 books to be published.

In terms of social impact, in the past they have given scholarships and funds, but this year Lit-O-Fest is going a step ahead and adopting one rural school to promote education in the country, and also to provide all basic necessities to stop the dropout rates which will eventually add on to the literacy rate of the nation…not only this but they also plan to provide career counselling for 10th grade students in rural Maharashtra to promote and provide higher education.

Lit-O-Fest has around 150 dignitaries participating as panelists from the Literature Arts and Music fields. The event has created a space wherein poetry with live music and dance, along with painting, discussions on classical and contemporary dance forms, classical dance performances by aspiring and legends, musical performances by aspiring and legends will happen in the quadrangle area, of the venue giving the audience an extraordinary experience. Along with a book fair, book swap, book donation for rural schools and art and craft fair will be the highlight.

Images From the event