Mangaluru, Mar 14, 2015: A media release states, MU’s Women’s Studies Centre, in association with Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy, Karnataka Beary Sahitya Academy and Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy, will organise a multilingual writers’ conference at Mangala Auditorium in Mangalagangothri on March 17 and 18. Many languages like Kannada, Tulu, Konkani, Beary, Kodava, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and so on will figure.
Former vice chancellor Prof Muniyamma of Gulbatga Univ., will inaugurate the conference on March 17 at 10 am. Feminist writer Volga will deliver the key note address. Mangalore University Vice Chancellor Prof K Byrappa will preside over the function.
During the sessions ; Dr Nagaveni H (Kannada), Kuppili Padma (Telugu), Thilagabhama (Tamil), Mariam Ismail (Beary), Yashoda Mohan (Tulu) Sajani Somayya (Kodava), Catherine Rodrigues (Konkani), Manasi (Malayalam), in criticism session- Dr M S Ashadevi (Kannada), Prof Katyayani Vidamahe (Telugu), Sukirtha Rani (Tamil), Zohara Abbas (Beary), Jyothi Chelyaru (Tulu), Grace Noronha (Konkani), Mini Prasad (Malayalam), Kalmad Saraswathi (Kodava) and in poetry session- Savitha Nagabhushan (Kannada), Shajahan (Telugu), Madhumita (Tamil), Shamshad Jaleel (Beary), Athradi Amritha Deekaiah (Tulu), Shobha Subbaiah (Kodava), Smitha Shenoy (Konkani) and V M Girija (Malayalam) would participate. A total of 24 women writers from eight languages will read from their works.
Well known local writer Vaidehi will deliver the valedictory address on March 18 at 4.30 pm. Mysore University Department of English Professor K T Sunitha will preside. A play ’Mecca Dari’ will be staged on March 17 from 6 pm to 8 pm. This is a much awaited opportunity.