Verba Maximus 2018, Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Literary Festival, Hyderabad, Telangana

  • Category: Literary Festival
  • Start Date: 20th January 2018
  • End Date: 21st January 2018
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Verba Maximus 2018

Description

“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.” We invite you, friend, to ‘Verba Maximus’, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus’ pride and soul, the national annual literary fest where we share our love, boundless. ‘Verba Maximus’, Latin for “Words of the Greatest”, is exactly what we have to offer, from the events to the competitors and organisers, to the pro-shows, everything lives up to this title. We have conducted six successful editions of this fest, and the seventh edition – Verba Maximus ’18 – returns with a 2-day literary whirlwind that’s hard to miss. So bring out your calendars and mark the dates, January 20 th and 21 st as we ask you, “Are you in on it?”

Events

SPEAKING EVENTS:
1.DEBATE
It’s better to debate a question without settling it, than settle a question without debating it.' .
2.THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE
Participants advocate an opposing or unpopular cause for the sake of argument or to expose it to thorough examination.
3.GROUP DISCUSSION
“Two monologues don’t make a conversation.” Do you have it in you to speak and to listen? Tune in to the ideas of others; build on them or break them down.
4.JAM
This adaptation of the famous radio and television programme, ‘Just A Minute’, puts your blabbing skills to the test, as you try to speak for as long as you can (only in proper English) before your competitors object.
5.SLAM POETRY
Here we give you a stage to express your feelings, recite your poems and mesmorize the audience.

WRITING EVENTS;
1.SYMPHONIES OF THE SOUL
Listen to music we play and write anything which comes to your mind, poem, a story, anyhting.
2.A MAN FROM AMORIUM
A skeletal plot structure will be given, and it’s up to you to flesh out the body. You need to describe it actually happening. Narration style is key, as you bring a plot to life.
3.PICTURE PERSPECTIVE
The maxim, “A picture is worth a thousand words”, rings especially true at Verba Maximus. Translate images given to you into a beautiful tale in ‘Picture Perspective’.
4.WORDS OF A FEATHER
How adaptable are you as a writer? Test that and your story-building skills and vocabulary at Words of a Feather, an event where you’ll have to incorporate words given every couple of minutes into a tale.
5.SHERLOCKED
Unravel what really happened at the crime scene, as you enact the role of a journalist at a press conference.
6.YIN YANG
We give you a promt, and you shall wirte a story. Not one but two versions of the same story,as the name suggests.

OTHER EVENTS:
1.LIT QUIZ
For those bursting at the seams with seemingly useless literary trivia, your time has come! From questions about authors to books to poems to playwrights, this one will have it all.
2.SPELLBEE
The rules are simple for this one. Given a word, spell it right.

Departments

Fest Guests

Christopher C Doyle

Pro Nites

Comedy Shows by Kunal Kamra Karunesh Talwar

Event Caption

Are You In On It?

Event Theme

Conspiracies

How to reach Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad

BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus,
BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Jawahar Nagar, Shameerpet Mandal, Hyderabad, Telangana 500078, India

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