Kritya International Poetry Festival 2017

(Poetry festival in collaboration with Raza Foundation  &  Bharath Bhavan

Inauguration – Bharat Bhavan (10 AM onwards)
Welcome - Pramod Payyanur - (Director -Bharath Bhavan)
Kritya, a Poetic journey - Rati Saxena  (Festival Director Kritya international poetry Festival) 
Presidential Address – Shri Ashok Vajpeyi, Poet, writer and Managing trustee Raza foundation 
Inauguration –  Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala
Felicitation –Ataol Behramoglu senior poet and Writer (Turkey)
Felicitation- Bas Kwakman -Director-Poetry International Rotterdam-Rotterdam, Netherlands
Felicitation- Prabha Varma– Indian - Malayalam poet
Vote of thanks – Savithri Rajeevan- Trustee Kritya

Session two (12.30 to 1.00PM)
 Tribute to Poet ONV KURUP -220px-Onv(27 May 1931 – 13 February 2016), a renowned Malayalam poet and lyricist from Kerala, India, won the Jnanpith Award, the highest literary award in India for the year 2007.
 Poetry in Painting 
Live painting by BD Dethan  -An Eminent Artist and Painter.
dethen-2ONV’s Poetry will Read by International poets in Chinese, Estonian, German, Dutch and Spanish. 
Readers- Doris Kareva, Frank Keizer , Zhao Fan, Heike Fiedler, Enrique Alberto Servín Herrera


Lunch- 1pm to 2 pm
A carnival of poetry, performance
Session three
 (Venue No-1 – Bharath Bhavan )
 2pm to 3.30 pm,
Sugatha Kumari- Malayalam (India)
Ashok Vajpyi - India
Ataol Behramoglu-Turkey
Doris Kareva -Estonian,
Frank Keizer- Netherlands
Prabha Varma –Malayalam -India
Neela Padmanabhan- Tamil -India
Yu jian - China
Enrique Alberto Servín Herrera- Mexico
Kamal Vora – Gujarat- India
Sukumaran -Tamil -India
Sreekumaran Thampi- Malayalam-India
Sebin Iqbal- Kerala

 B-Parallel session-

Venue -2- The State Central Library 
Venue -2- The State Central Library 
Philip Meersman- Belgium
Étienne Lalonde: Canada
Lina Ekdahl- Sweadon
Selahattin Yolgiden- Turkey
Anitha Thampi-Malayalam -India
Siân Melangell Dafyddsmd- Welsh 
Sarabjit-Punjabi- India
Chandra Mohan-English India

 C-Parallel session- Three
 Venue -3 ,SN College Chempazhanthy, Trivandrum

Yolanda Castaño-Spain
Gihan Omar-Egypt
Zhao Fan – China
Efe Duyan – Turkey
Hemant Divate-Marathi –India
Jayant Parmar- Urdu

Venue- 4 - University College 
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Gökçenur Ç- Turkey 
Hadaa Sendoo- Mongol
Hugo Sanchez- Mexico
Gopikrishna Kottoor-Kerala
Anwar Ali - Malayalam -India
Chenqin Shaofu-China
Nolwazi Princes Makhathini- S Africa 


Session- Four Poetry for freedom of soul Venue Prison -–4.30 to 5.30
Prabha Varma-Malayalam
Ashok Vajpeyi-Hindi
Madhusudhan Nair-Malayalam
Ataol Behramoglu-Turkey
Doris Kareva-Etonia 
Nolwazi Mkhathini- South Africa
 Poetry films – (6.30 to 7 pm)
Session- Five-
Poetry films – (6.30 to 7 pm)
Film and poetry- Pramod Payyanur
Presentation-Rati Saxena
“And Yet the Books -Poet- Czesław Miłosz, "- Rachel Visser
The_Leash- Directed by Rachel Visser- Poet- Ada Limón,
P. Sipilä -I Have To Change- Directed by J.P. Sipilä
Of_the_forest (sleight of tree)-directed by J.P. Sipilä
The Future is Here - written by Bianca Stone, filmed and directed/produced by Helen Dewbery
Uffington Triology - written by Martin Malone, filmed and directed/produced by Helen Dewbery
 Session Six- (7 pm to 8 pm)
 Poetry performance – spoken words and music

Tebogo Khumo Moloise- Botswana

Dinner- 8 PM onward ( Bharat Bhavan )
 Nov. 10, 2017
Session One-

Flight of the words - (9.30 AM onward) at colleges
Mar Ivanios College, Trivandrum, Kerala

Kritya international poetry festival. –an introduction to kritya
By Rati Saxena- festival Director
all the poets 

 Towards the Kovalam beach


Dreaming with the Sea
Poetry at Beach in Collaboration with Books at Beach Lit Fest.
 (3 PM onward) 


 Nov. 11, 2017
 Session -one
Poetic offering to our masters
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 A visit and  Birthplace of Great Malayalam Poet
Maha kavi Kumaran Asan Smarakam,
Kayikkara, Thiruvananthapuram
 Kumaran Ashan (12 April 1873 – 16 January 1924), was one of the triumvirate poets of Kerala, South India. He was also a philosopher, a social reformer and a disciple of Sree Narayana Guru. He initiated a revolution in Malayalam poetry in the first quarter f the 20th century, transforming it from the metaphysical to the lyrical. 
 Session two
The Kumaran Asan National Institute of Culture, situated at Thonnakal, Thiruvananthapuram.
At the work place of the poet

Poetic offering 
11.00 am to 1.00pm

Poets will read one poem each as the poetic offering to the great poet
Ataol Behramoglu-Turkey
Bas Kwakman 
Doris Kareva -Estonian,
Frank Keizer- Netherlands
Yu jian - China
Enrique Alberto Servín Herrera- Mexico
Kamal Vora – Gujarat- India
Yolanda Castaño-Spain
Efe Duyan-Turkey
Étienne Lalonde-Canada
Gihan Omar-Egypt
Gökçenur Ç-Turkey

Lina Ekdahl- Sweden
Hemant Divate-India
Philip Meersman- Belgium
Selahattin Yolgiden- Turkey
Sarabjit-Punjabi- India
 Jayant Parmar- Urdu-India
Hadaa Sendoo -Mangol
Heike Fiedler-Germany/Switzerland
Tebogo Khumo Moloise_ Botswana
Nolwazi Princes Makhathini- S. Africa
Kilimanur Madhu-Kerala
(Young poets from Kerala)
Arunlal Mokeri- Kerala
Abhilash Babu - Kerala
Sumesh Krishnan- Kerala
Girish Paynoor - Kerala
Vinitha Gopi- Kerala
Udaya Kala - Kerala
Meena Suresh- Kerala
Poets will offer poetic salute to the great poet at the birthplace of the great poet.
( Note for the poets- Poets have to get ready and come in the lobby at 7.30 after taking breakfast, as it takes one and half hour to reach the place
Poetry therapy
 (2 PM to 4 PM)
Meeting the children of Shelter Home
Valedictory Function, (6.30 PM to 7.30 PM)
Venue- Bharath Bhavan
Welcome- Pramod Payyanur
Inauguration and chief guest- Sri A. K Balan, Minister for Culture, Government of Kerala
Vote of thanks -Rati Saxena


Poetic Drama Presentation


Extension programs -

Before the main Festival-8.11.17

The Poetic Rendezvous and performance 
Marc Delouze 
Marc Delouze was born in Paris is a poet, writer and traveler. He published 20 books. he is translated into 20 languages.
He is great performer. 
Extension Kritya Festival- After Main Festival
Venue –one
Maha kavi Kumaran Asan Smarakam, 
Kayikkara, Thiruvananthapuram
Frank -Based in Brussels and Amsterdam.
Yu Jian-China
Enrique Alberto Servín Herrera- México
Rati Saxena-India

Venue –Two
Book reading at the beach
Doris Kareva - Estonia
Yolanda Castaño-Span