Participants along with the organizers at the 3rd edition of BCK Literature Fest held on July 28 at Baptist College, Kohima.
Baptist College Kohima Annual Literature Fest 2018 provides assorted avenues
The 3rd edition of BCK Literature Fest was held on July 28 at Baptist College Kohima. The one-day annual literary event is organised by the Department of English.
Dr. Sentinaro Tsuren, HoD, English, BCK during the introduction stated “the pressed-for time college curriculum and schedule makes it almost impossible for students to venture into other areas besides their academic duties and assignments,” it was stated in a release from Dr Vizovono Elizabeth, Assistant Professor, Dept of English, Baptist College.
The fest is organized “with a vision to enhance diverse thinking among students so that they can hone their creative spirit and imagination.”
The release further mentioned that various activities in the form of workshops, reading and writing competitions, open mic, one –act play, music, book fair, book exchange, food stalls and art & craft stalls was participated by almost all colleges from Kohima.
This year’s edition had three simultaneous workshops on academic writing, creative writing and photography.
The first “Online Open Short Story Prize 2018” was also introduced, with an overwhelming response, it observed. The chief judge was noted Naga poet and writer Dr. Easterine Kire while resource persons and guest judges were Mego Yalie, freelance photographer, Vishu Rita Krocha, poet and publisher; Dr. Rukulu K. Puro, founder and chief instructor, CUE Academy, and Dr. Adenuo S, Luikham, Asst. Prof. English, Don Bosco College, Kohima.
Publishers from Guwahati – Rawat Publications and Nivedita, Barkweaver Publications, PenThrill Publication House, Ilandlo, Gutouch and Little Niceties were present at the book fair, the release further stated.
In the Open Mic session, performance included sharing of poetry, stories, songs, stand-up comedy and beatboxing. Table 3 was featured in a special appearance.
In the Open Short Story Prize 2018, “Legacies of a War” by Kezhakielie Whiso won the first position followed by “Achaba” by Shanchothung Tsanglao and “ The Soul Bird” by Tialila Kikon in the second position and “Otsu-a” (A Story) by A. Ajungla Jamir and “ House of Joy” by Vizono Khesoh in the third place.
For reading tournament, Jungshinungsang Imti, Sazolie College, Tsathvii Leyri, Alder College, Adaphro Baptist College won the first three positions respectively.
The essay writing was won by Hontai Konyak, St. Joseph’s College, Senti Kath, Alder College in the second place and Ruopfuzhano Whiso, Capital College in the third place.