KOLKATA LITERARY MEET
In 2012, Gameplan launched the Kolkata Literary Meet, in the belief that a culturally rich like Kolkata needed its very own festival celebrating literature and allied cultural pursuits, such as dance, music, recitation, cinema, and theatrical performances.
From the very first year, the lit meet has drawn some of the most premier authors and speakers from across India and the world, and we have hosted eminent writers such as Vikram Seth, Paul Beatty, Imran Khan, Alessandro Baricco, Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Thomas Keneally, Amitav Ghosh, Gloria Steinem, JhumpaLahiri, Tash Aw, Javed Akhtar, Peter Godwin, Adrian Levy, and Mark Tully, among several others.
Kalam has become an integral part of the city’s annual cultural calendar, and the overwhelming response has encouraged us to spread our wings to Bhubaneswar, where we began the Bhubaneswar Literary Meet in 2016, and then to Jharkhand with the Jharkhand Literary Meet in 2017. As with Kolkata, the emphasis remains strongly on consistently high quality of participants, and an inherent connection with the local cultural ethos.
In addition to lit meets, Gameplan seeks to keep the literary fires burning throughout the year with numerous offsite events, primarily book launches. Among the notable authors who we have helped to launch their books are Amitav Ghosh, Shashi Tharoor, Jairam Ramesh, SouravGanguly, KunalBasu, and numerous others.