NABC 2018 Literary Seminar  (June 30 – July 1, 2018)

To Be Held at Hall # 311 (3rd Floor), Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ

 

While literature arguably is the lifeline of Bengali culture, literary seminar has always been the jewel in the crown of all the NABCs prior, and 2018 is no exception. Following is a glimpse of what’s happening this year.

 

Saturday, June 30, 2018 (Whole Day – estimated start time 9.00 AM) – Check NABC Program for Actual Start Time

 

  1. International Literature Program – Saturday, June 30th (Morning; 9.30 AM – 12.30 PM); participants include:

 

  1. Amit Chaudhuri Indian writer with wide international acclaim.
  2. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni – famous Indian/American Novelist
  3. Kushanava Choudhury –  writer/journalist
  4. Siddartha Deb – famous writer
  5. HostSubrata Bhaumik

 

  1. Lunch Break 12.30 PM – 1.45 PM

 

  1. Bengali Literature/Drama Discussion   – Saturday, June 30th  (Afternoon) est. start time 2 PM

 

  1. Panel Discussion 1 - Literature and Theater; Genesis and Evolution, and Interconnection  
    1. Panelists include:
      1. Sudipta Bhawmik – playwright and thespian
      2. Koushik Sen – writer and dramatist
      3. Sarwar Harun – playwright and thespian
      4. Moderator – Gargi Mukherjee, thespian, film director
      5. Host – Gautam Goswami
  2. Panel Discussion 2 – Literature Through Digital Media: Delivery, Outreach vs. lasting Impact, Creativity, and Quality - start time 3.00 PM
    1. Panelists include:
      1. Srijato - ­ poet, novelist
      2. Subodh Sarkar – poet, writer, editor
      3. Angshuman Kar ­ poet
      4. Tilottama Majumdar – novelist, poet
      5. Sekhar Basu –  writer (short story, fiction)
      6. Goutam Datta – poet, playwright
      7. Moderator – Alolika Mukherjee – writer
      8. Host – Poushali Mukherjea

 

  1. Local Authors/Poets/ performer– Saturday – late afternoon (last session – start time 4.30 PM – ends at 5.30 PM)

 

Sunday, July 1, 2018 (Morning Only); estimated start time 9.30 AM) – Check NABC Program for Actual Start Time

 

  1. Bengali Literature - Reading of Poetry and Prose By – (9.30 AM – 1 PM)
    1. Srijato ­ poet, novelist
    2. Subodh Sarkar – poet, writer, editor
    3. Angshuman Kar ­ poet
    4. Tilottama Majumdar – novelist, poet
    5. Sekhar Basu – writer (short story, fiction)
    6. Goutam Datta – poet, playwright
    7. Moderator and participating writer – Alokesh Duttaroy – poet
    8. Host – Subrata Bhaumik

 

Participant's Pictures - Selected

  1. English Literature
    1. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni  2) Amit Chaudhuri  3) Kushanava Choudhury 4) Siddartha Deb

 

ChitraAmit ChaudhuriKushanavaSiddhartha Deb

  

  1. Bengali Literature
    1. Srijato    2) Angshuman Kar  3) Tilottama Majumdar 4) Subodh Sarkar

 

SrijatoAngshuman KarTilottamaSubodh Sarkar

 

5) Sekhar Basu6) Goutam Datta    

 

Sekhar BasuGoutam Datta

 

  1. Literature vis-à-vis Drama - Discussion
    1. Sudipta Bhawmik, 2) Kaushik Sen, 3) Sarwar Harun, 4) Gargi Mukherjee

 

Sudipta BhowmickKaushik SenSarwarGargi

 

  1. Literature Through Digital Media – Discussion
    1. Alolika Mukherjee and Other Bengali Literary Personalities Pictured Under Bengali Literature.

 

Alolika

  1. Local Writers Program - Various