What is PILF?

PILF is a festival with a difference, which celebrates the written word in all forms and media. Over the last 8 years more than 1000 eminent authors, speakers and creative personalities from different fields and parts of the world have played an important role in raising the bar of the festival.
Some of the speakers over the years have been : Dr. Jane Goodall, Alexandra Pringle, Narayana Murthy, Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Sudha Murthy, Jennifer Croft, Javed Ahktar, Shabana Azmi, Shobhaa De, Edward Martin, Nancy Silberkleit (CEO Archie Comics), Prasoon Joshi, Boyd Tonkin (Chair of Man Booker Prize), Anupam Kher, Amish Tripathi, Ashwin Sanghi, Shatrughan Sinha, Scott Eyman and many more.

PILF Vision

To engage, explore and experiment with all forms and genres of the written word inspiring you to fall in love with the written word… and light the lamp of knowledge!

PILF Mission

To give Pune its first ever English literary festival. To create an exciting and interactive platform in Pune for writers, publishers and readers. To showcase talented authors/writers/creative personalities from all media and demystify the gloss around the creative word.

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