The 4th edition of Bengaluru Poetry Festival (BPF) is scheduled to be held on the 20th and 21st of July 2019, from 10 AM to 8 PM at The Taj Westend. The festival has once again attracted a number of internationally recognized poets and artists who have confirmed their participation. The stage is set for another weekend of incredible poetry performances for literary connoisseurs of Bengaluru.
The inaugural edition of the BPF held on the 6th and 7th August 2016 saw performances, readings, discussions, and debates by the likes of Javed Akhtar, Piyush Mishra, Prathibha Nandakumar, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Kutti Revathi, Varun Gandhi, Teejan Bai, and many others.
Subodh and Lakshmi, the founders of Atta Galatta, realized that while poetry as a form of self-expression was gaining immense popularity, and Indian poets and poetry were increasingly being recognized the world over, there were limited opportunities available for poets within the existing literary festival platforms.
So they, along with a core team of poets and poetry lovers, conceptualized BPF as a celebration of all things poetry. The festival aims to provide a space for the verse to be engaged with poets, readers, performers, and the audience — across forms, formats and languages. The festival will include poetry performances, talks on poetry and opportunities to learn through workshops and interactive sessions.