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About Orange City Literature Festival

The OCLF Nagpur showcases diverse presentations and readings by authors, along with other engaging events, spanning several days. This celebration of literature aims to offer an enchanting experience to society.

OCLF brings together Poets, Writers, Actors, Journalists, and more, conversing in English, Hindi, Marathi, and Bengali. Their insights on literature and culture conveyed through talks, panel discussions, book signings, and readings, enrich the festival. Workshops and contests on art, literature, and culture are integral. OCLF is self-funded and doesn't require visitor registration fees. Noteworthy entities and personalities will contribute to Media Support, Venue Support, and Hospitality support.

This gathering of intellects enhances the initiative, providing attendees with diverse topics to contemplate and discuss in various languages. The Organizing panel comprises prominent figures actively promoting cultural activities in Nagpur.

The inaugural edition of the Orange City Literature Festival made its captivating debut in 2019, spanning the enthralling dates of the 4th, 5th, and 6th of December. Bursting onto the scene with vibrant energy, this inaugural chapter featured a multitude of enriching experiences. The festival commenced with a grand inaugural event, hosting five remarkable sessions that set the stage for the literary extravaganza that followed.


Our Journey

The Orange City Literature Festival (Virtual) 2020 was orchestrated by the SGR Knowledge Foundation in collaboration with G H Raisoni University and Powered by the Raisoni Group of Institutions. Given the current pandemic context, the festival took place online.

Across the next two days, a staggering 82 main sessions took centre stage, immersing attendees in a diverse tapestry of literary discussions, dialogues, and debates. Complementing these sessions were two live events that added a dynamic flair to the proceedings. Moreover, the festival wasn't just about passive engagement; it fostered active participation with 14 training sessions and workshops, allowing individuals to delve deeper into the art and craft of literature.

Elevating the festival to even greater heights were over 70 distinguished speakers, each contributing their unique perspectives and insights to the discourse. Over the course of these three captivating days, a cumulative total of 6540 individuals joined in, their diverse backgrounds and interests converging to celebrate the profound world of words within the heart of the city.

1st Edition: 2019
  • Speakers: Over 70
  • Main Sessions: 82
  • Participants: 6540
2nd Edition (Virtual):2020
  • Speakers: 85
  • Main Sessions: 95
  • Participants: Approximately 7800
3rd Edition: 2021
  • Speakers: 92
  • Main Sessions: 108
  • Participants: Approximately 9200
4th Edition: 2022
  • Speakers: 105
  • Main Sessions: 120
  • Participants: Approximately 11,500

The festival's allure knows no bounds, embracing an eclectic array of participants. Writers, poets, actors, journalists, sports personalities, and luminaries from English, Hindi, and Marathi backgrounds congregated to exchange ideas on literature, culture, and beyond. This exchange unfolded through captivating talks, engaging panel discussions, captivating book signings, and enthralling book readings.

But OCLF is more than just a series of events; it's an immersive experience. With a plethora of workshops and contests, it caters to enthusiasts eager to delve into the realm of literature, cultivating a spirit of creativity and exploration.

In essence, the Orange City Literature Festival isn't merely an event; it's a celebration of words, culture, and community. It unites students, professionals, children, parents, and enthusiasts of every age and inclination under a common banner of literary zeal, transforming the city into a vibrant tapestry of ideas and expressions.