Come February 2018, Palakkad, will be host to the 4th edition of Palakkad literature festival.
The festival strives to bring together not just writers but theatre activists, filmmakers, bloggers, artists and the youth. The two day festival will bring in talks on contemporary issues and literary trends, panel discussions, author’s meet, bloggers meet, book exhibition and book launches.
The focus of festival is to celebrate languages and cultures.
Palakkad Lit Fest will set the stage for a coming together of prominent Malayalam authors, International literary figures, Indian-English writers, writers and activists from South India, Bloggers, Folklore artists and glistening performances of youngsters from various colleges.
There shall be food courts with native delicacies and exciting spaces for the youth to interact with the writers and artists. The evenings would be replete with exquisite performances in theatre, dance and music.
The two day event is being organized under the aegis of “Shanthakumaran Thampi Foundation” to be held on February 3rd and 4th, 2018 at Rapady open Auditorium, Palakkad.
Palakkad is a quaint city in Kerala, between Calicut and Kochi. It is known for Tipu Sultan's fort which is a symbol of the place’s rich cultural heritage. A little hill station called Nelliampathy, gives Palakkad immense charm and natural beauty.
Palakkad is known as the paddy shed of Kerala because of the vast paddy fields across the district which is an enchanting sight. Silent Valley is a forest destination, hardly 80 km away from Palakkad town where one could come across rare species of wild animals such as the lion, tailed monkey etc.
Chembai Gramam, the birth place of Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar, Kalpathy, the heritage village and Malampuzha dam are places worth a visit. Ooty, another hill station is just 200km away. The closest airport is in Coimbatore.
Thunchath Ezhuthachan, who is revered as the father of Malayalam language spent his last days in Palakkad. The place also takes great pride in the fact that literary doyens such as O.V Vijayan and M.T Vasudevan Nair were born here.
“Shanthakumaran Thampi Foundation” strives to bring to the fore serious Malayalam journalism. It supports young aspiring writers and provides a platform to hone their skills.
Every year the foundation brings together these budding writers, prominent authors and poets for mentorship.
Every year the foundation gives out “The Santhakumaran Thampi award” to the most promising writer of the year.
Some of the erstwhile recipients of the awards are Shri M.T.N Nair, Shri C.V Balakrishnan, Shri Ambikasuthan Mangad and Shri P.V Shajikumar is amongst others.
Santham magazine is a monthly magazine brought forth by Santhakumaran Thampi foundation which has gained a wide range of readers across Kerala. The editor of magazine is U.K. Kumaran who has won the “Vayalar” award for the year 2016 for his novel “Thakshankunnu Swaroopam”.
The 4th Edition of PLF 2018 going to discuss some majour issues related to contemporary language and culture. PLF will be a gathering of intellectuals, writers and activisits of different fields. Writers represents Marathi, Kannada, Tamil will come and express their ideas. 14 sessions in 2 days. The focal theme is Active Creative.
Some of the topics to be discuss in PLF 2018
Masculanity in Malayalam film
Short story Reading, Responses
Sculptors: How do they think?
Sexuality in culture and science
Poems and narration
Contemporary Tamil and kannada
Contemporary malayalam Cinema-odiyan and Randarnoozham
Held at Rappady Palakkad on 2017 Jan 14-15. The focal theme was celebrate the languages and cultures.
You can register as Delegate by making a call to or whatsapp on
Please do not forget to collect your registration code before coming to the venue.
Without a registration code one can’t enter the festival.
MGS Narayanan, more popularly known as MGS, is an Indian historian, academic and a former Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research (2001–03). Perumals of Kerala is his majour Historical work.
Asha Menon, is an eminent Malayalam writer and critic. Born in Kollengode near palakkad Kerala, Menon left his engineering studies midway to join the South Indian Bank as an officer. He took voluntary retirement from service to spend more time to pursue his creative interests.
Menon had close acquaintances with philosopher Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yati and writer O.V. Vijayan. Asha Menon's original name is K. Sreekumar. His major works are Puthiya Purusharthangal (1978), Kaliyugaranyakangal (1982), Parivrajakante Mozhi (1984), Prathirodhangal (1985), Herbarium (1985), Paragakoshangal(1997), Payaswini (1999), Krishnashilayum Himashirassum (2001), Khalsayude Jalasmrithi (2003), Sradhaswarangal (2006), Ilamulachikal (2007) and Oshovinte Neelanjarambu (2007). Now he resides at Kollengode in palakkad district, Kerala.
188 chandranagar colony , Chandranagar Po, Palakkad, 678007