Are you a poetry lover or admire people who can recite what you're thinking? One of the best parts of poetry is that a few lines can express your entire life in it. Poets have the pure genius and capabilities to write such words which can express your inner thoughts beautifully. Isn't that enticing to listen somebody speaking things you always had thought of but never could speak?
Yes? You have got a golden opportunity then; there's an event called "Poetry on Cruise" which is going to happen in Bhopal organised by the Great Indian Film and Literature Festival (GIFLIF) on August 4, 5, and 6 of 2017.
An event which will provide a platform for a total of 30 poets to recite their poems in front of biggies like Javed Akhtar, Ruskin Bond, will also witness music concerts, with Piyush Mishra's Ballimaaraan band performing.
Interested in learning more about it? Then proceed further and save the dates.
It will be the fourth edition of GIFLIF conducted at Hotel Lake View, a.k.a. Bhopal's second chapter. If you think it's just about poetry and music, then wait until you know about the play called "Nothing Like Lear" which will also be performed. That's not it, mind reader and illusionist Abhishek Acharya will be taking a session on "Into The Mind" too.
An extravaganza will also be organised namely - "Kavita aur Shayari" by Rahat Indori.
How did the auditions happen?
On July 22, 30 poets were selected aboard the Lake of Princess Cruise in Bhopal. These 30 poets were selected out of 400 entrants. The last chapter (third) took place in Gurugram named "Poetry on Wheels", and the winners of that contest were also a part of its fourth chapter. One major reason behind choosing these dates was the scenic beauty of Bhopal and to attract people from other cities to attend it and the trick worked.
There will also be a screening of an animated film, Schiroka directed by Ishan Shukla which is India's only film to get qualified for Oscar. Apart from that, there will be eight more international film screenings handpicked from across 100 countries, including Dhiraj Jindal's School Bag which has already won 22 international awards.