Bratya Basu (Guest of Honour) –
Bratya Basu is a Bengali professor, dramatist, director, actor and a politician. Basu was West Bengal’s minister for education till May 2014 and was then assigned the tourism portfolio.
He started his career as a dramatist with the ultramodern play Aashaleen (1996). Noted plays thereafter include Aranyadeb, Shahar iyar, winkle-twinkle, and the murder drama chatushkon.
He won the Shyamal Sen Memorial award in 1998, and the DisharI Award in 2000.
Bibhas Roy Chowdhury (Author) –
Was born in 1968 in Bibhutipolli, Bonoga and from his early life he began to show keen interest in Bangla Literature, Drama and Poetry. His first publication was for the bangla newspaper “Doinik Boshomoti”. His first book was published in 96’s Book Fair. Adding feather’s to his hat, he has also been honoured with awards like The Bangla Academy Award, Nimli Acharjya Gold Medal and many more.
Kiriti Sengupta (Translator) –
Dr Kiriti Sengupta is a qualified Dental Surgeon from Kolkata. He is a bilingual poet and translator in both Bengali and English. He is the author of the bestselling title, My Glass Of Wine, a novelette based on autobiographic poetry. His other works include: The Reverse Tree, The Reciting Pens , The Unheard I, Desirous Water and Aay Na .
Kiriti Sengupta is a proud member of the Inner Child Press limited (U.S.A.)
Vibha Malhotra (Founder, Literature Studio)-
Vibha Malhotra is the Founder of Literature Studio and is a writer, a poet, an editor, and a translator. Vibha’s career has followed an interesting path. She worked as a Software Engineer, with giants such as Adobe Systems and Fidelity Investment for 10 years. Then her passion for the literary field came calling.
Vibha founded Literature Studio in 2012. With the mission statement “Creating Quality Writers and Writings”, Literature Studio focuses on making creative writing mentorship easily accessible to everyone who is interested in pursuing writing as a career or a serious hobby.