The post graduate and research department of English of Mar Ivanios College is organising a literary festival ‘Avant-Garde 2010' on November 18 and 19. Asian College of Journalism dean K. Sasikumar will inaugurate the festival and deliver a talk on ‘Changing media trends'. The programme will include a talk on creative writing by novelist Jaishree Misra. Exhibition- cum- sale of books by women writers and literary competitions will also be held as part of the festival. Students from colleges across the State can participate. Contact 07293969717 or 9567360002. email: ilitzavantgarde@gmail.

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