GALF 2016

About the festival



Let's take a quick tour to GALF 2016

They say,

1. Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar (Author)

I am wondering what karma of mine is bringing me to the GALF for the second time in a row. But, whatever, GALF will always remain a special place for me as it is the first place where I had a book launch. "The Adivasi Will Not Dance" was launched at the GALF 2015 and the response was so overwhelming that I had to run out of the venue, the International Centre of Goa, for 30-40 minutes! So I love the GALF. "

2. Mini Krishnan ( Publishing Consultant, Oxford University Press)

"The GALF is one of the most dynamic sites organised with great discipline where writers and readers become a family reading, listening, workshopping and sharing meals for four days at a stretch. We become like a literary village."

3. Palash Mehrotra (Author)

"It seems to be the kind of festival I like-- small and intimate. Can't wait to be there!"

4. Nabina Das (Author)

"This will be my first GALF appearance. The list of speakers is impressive and I'm no speaker myself. But from all the accomplishments of the participants it promises to be a sparkling, mind-provoking event. I'm especially interested in Goa writers-poets-photographer-academes. As a poet, my effort will be to bring my own work to share at GALF, as well as take back a lot of wisdom and goodwill."

5. Benyamin (Author)

"It is good chance to know more about contemporary writers and their works, views and ideas. It is the place to watch clashes between different opinions. It is the place to meet our readers and know their comments. I hope it will become a great experience.  "

6. Mustansir Dalvi (Author)

"I love the opportunity GALF gives its authors to spend time together and bask in the warmth of each other’s creations. That is the best part. Being located in the International Centre is another advantage, as one can focus of the many events and readings without distractions. I also appreciate the friendliness and ease of access the event provides to its many visitors, which is not the case in literary events elsewhere. This shall be my third time here, and I am immensely grateful to all the organizers for the invitation."

7. Geetanjali Shree (Author)

"I am excited about discovering it. It is my first time at it. A stupendous idea to talk Word in sea-sand-trees-sky surround."

8. Samhita Arni (Author)

"I first attended GALF a couple of years back, and enjoyed it greatly. It was at GALF that I met one of my best and closest friends, the poet and novelist Meena Kandasamy, and since then we have collaborated on a few things together. It's been a very inspiring friendship and I will always be grateful to GALF for bringing us together."

 9. Ganesh Devy (Social Activist)

"I am delighted that it is taking place. I look forward to be a part of GALF with great excitement.."

10. Mayank Austen Soofi (Author)

"I’m looking forward to be a part of it. I notice that people from a vast cross-section of writers and journalists have been invited this year and it will be delightful to be a part of it. And I’ve never been to Goa before!"

11. Roanna Gonsalves (Author)

"GALF is a precious and unique space in the literary world, one that I cherish and am honoured to be a part of in 2016."

12. Darshan Darshi ( Poet)

"I will be a first timer here and, therefore, am brimming with an anticipating excitement. GALF has done wonderful job through its earlier editions and hope they would go high this time too. I am honoured to be a part of GALF 2016 and thank the organizers in general and my Konkani writer friend Damodar Mauzo in particular." 


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