Wilson Kateel - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 2
5:30 pm
The Red Couch

Poetry: Beary, Kannada, Konkani, Tulu

Shameema Kuthar, K Dharanidevi Malagatti, Wilson Kateel, Narendra Rai Derla with Purushothama Bilimale


Wilson Roshan Sequeira, from Kateel, Dakshina Kannada District, writes in the pen name of Wilson, Kateel. He writes in Konkani and Kannada. Pavle, Deek ani Peek, Tasveenth, Encounter and Chiturleche Achche Din – are his published collections of poems in Konkani. NISHEDHAKKOLAPATTA ONDU NOTU – is his published collection of poems in Kannada.

He has won the Vimala V Pai World Konkani best Book Award for Encounter, Karnataka Sahitya Academy award and K.B. Siddaiah Award for NISHEDHAKKOLAPATTA ONDU NOTU.

He has participated in the poetry sessions organized by All India Radio and Doordarshan, and the Mysore Dasara poetry session, Rabindranath Tagore Birth Centenary poetry session and Dharwad Literary Festival poetry session. He has written lyrics to konkani music albums and cinemas. His poems are featured in ‘Arive Ambedkar’, a poetry collection of 125 selected poets brought out on the occasion of the 125th year of birth of Dr. B R Ambedkar, and in the souvenir brought out by the Prison Ministry of India. His poem is featured in the textbook of National College Bangalore.

Presently he is the Editor of ARSO, a bilingual monthly magazine and associate editor of the premier Konkani literary web portal kittall.com