Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Marathi Literary Convention

Via Pune Mirror

The 83rd Marathi Literary Convention (MLC), that will be held in the city from March 26 to 28, 2010, is going to be hi-tech by all means.

Not only is this event going to be like a live chat, but it will also recognise blog writings as authentic literature.

MLC’s convenor Satish Desai told Pune Mirror that the convention will be held across 20 different cities, among them being Nashik and Ratnagiri, in the state via video conferencing. It will also have a podcast and telecast via Internet.

Deepak Shikarpur, head, hi-tech committee of MLC, said, “We are going to webcast the proceedings and for this, we are collaborating with Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Ltd. The webcast will be mass-personalised, i.e. you can watch them on PC, laptop or your cellphone.”

Other venues being considered are Hyderabad, Indore, Goa and Saudi Arabia. But talks are still on regarding these venues.

The Marathi Sahitya Parishad (MSP), the official convenors of MLC, have on Monday acknowledged Marathi blogs as an effective medium for Marathi literary expression in a convention-related programme.
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