Welcome to the Bengaluru Poetry Festival, the city’s first festival dedicated to poetry and poetry alone. A celebration of all things poetry.


The festival is the first of its kind to provide a platform for poets to perform in English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Odia, Maithili and many more tongues. Meet poets from everywhere - local, national, international - and soak up the junoon and jashn.


The programming of the inaugural edition of the festival includes an interesting mix of poetry performances, explorations of the connect between poetry and music, lyric and the lyrical, along with discussions about poetry and opportunities to learn through workshops and interactive sessions.


Poetry - in all forms and languages, meter and idiom, across genres and geography - is coming to “Namma Bengaluru” on following dates:



Entry to the festival – to be held at Leela Palace Hotel, Bangalore – is absolutely free!