Kolkata Poetry Confluence
The Antonym and Bhasha Samsad committed to translation of literature bring this event for the very first Trans-lit festival with nationally and internationally acclaimed poets and translators.
Crossing the Bridge
Multilingual Poetry Translation Competition
Jibanananda Das award for translation into english
Sonali Ghoshal Award For Translation Into Bengali
bengali | tamil | marathi | malayalam | odia | hindi | urdu | kashmiri | assamese | gujarati
Multilingual Poetry Competition
Crossing the Bridge - where languages meet, is a multilingual translation competition focused on translation of poetry from various Indian languages into English and Bengali. Jibanananda Award for translation into English awarded by The Antonym and Sonali Ghoshal Award for translation into Bengali awarded by Bhasha Samsad.
music of poetry
Poetry In The Air
When words get wings, is an event to make the confluence socially immersive. We will have poetry book fair, Open Mic for poetry reading and performances, Youth Poetry involving children of all ages and folk poetry celebrating traditions.
Poetry In Motion
Films can be created to bring new meaning and dimension to pre-existing poetry. In our attempt to explore various facets of poetry, we have dedicated Poetry in motion towards conversations on visual poetry, screening of renowned poetry films as well as a poetry films competition open to all. The poetry films selected in the competition will also be screened during the event.
Kolkata Poetry Confluence wants to be socially inclusive. We plan to hold Kotodama( sound before poetry) workshops with the visually and aurally challenged members of Anyodesh. Ikaro Valderama will hold the workshop with performers from Anyodesh. We plan to inaugurate the main stage events with Kotodama performances.