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Literary Association of North America
Kerala Kala Kendram
World Pravasi Kala Sahithya Academy
John Elamatha, President, LANA, talked about the organization, its members and activities.In his introductory speech, John Elamatha, dealt with the issues facing writers in north America.He raised a serious concern the media and publishers were not giving the consideration and encouragement which will be shots in the arm to writers of Kerala origin living elsewhere.Inaugurating the convention, Adoor said the relevance of writing and letters will never cease, even if many other mediums make onslaughts.He was of the opinion that he was not that old to be considered for the Phalke Awward and hence his name should not be recommended.He lamented his films were not seen even by his Malayalee friends.Eminent writers, Satish Babu Payyannur, CEO of Panorama Vision, Perumbadavam Sreedharan, B. Murali, Vinu Abraham, Dr. Punathil Kunjabdulla, E. Vasu, Sarah Thomas, B. M. Suhra, P. K. Parakkadavu, Thekkincadu Joseph, K. R. Mallika, Dr. P. M. Mathew, Velloor, E. J. James, Chandraprakash, Vithura Baby, Sarada, John Elamatha, Nirmala Thomas and others recounted their experiences at story telling. John Elamatha and Abraham Thomas were chairmen, and John Mathew, V. C. Peter, Thampy Antony, Abdul Punnayoorkulam and Abraham Thekkemuri were co-chairs for the Sangamam.
*John Elamatha is a Malayalam writer . He is the Director of Kerala Kala Kendram.
is famous Books includes Mosses,Bandhanangal,Swayamvaram,Ashtapanjamiyogam,Manna Pozhiyunna Mannil. *Munjinad Padmakumar is a Malayalam poet. *Preetha Sasidharan is a young Malayalam poet ,in her twenties,she released her first anthology of poems .
JOHN ELAMATHA: MALAYALAM WRITER
A Canadian Malayalee JOHN ELAMATHA is a well known Malayalam Writer in Canada. He is from Kadapramannar, Pathanamthitta, Kerala John Elamatha is the Director of Kerala Kala Kendram. He served as the President and Secretary of LANA (Literary Association of North America) for a long time. He born at Kadapramannar, Pathanamthitta, Kerala India and was in Germany for 16 years. In 1990, he became Canadian citizen and now residing at 2627 ChristalBurn Ave Mississauga, On. Canada L5B 2N8 with his wife Aniamma and two sons Jino and Jikku. He received lots of awards like "Indo-German Pravasa Sahithya Award (1997)", "NewYork Fokana "Sanjayan Award", "Canadian Council of South Asian Christian Sahithya Award (1999)" , "Texas Malayala Vedi Award (2000)". e was the 1998 FOKANA (Canada) Chairperson for Sahithya vedhi. His famous published Books are: Mosses (Mosha), Nenmanikyam, Anyway Your Wife is Nice, Bandhanangal, Naattil pokku, Tholikkatti, Achayan Americayil , Swayamvaram, Ashtapanjamiyogam, Manna Pozhiyunna Mannil etc. Now, Elamatha is busy with forming a "World Pravasi Kala Sahithya Academy" including all Pravasi Malayalee writers and Artists. John Elamatha's latest historical novel "Budhan" released by Pop Rani Usha Uthup by giving to Jacob Varghese, President of Canadian Malayalee Association and published by Kannur Kairali books in Kerala. John Elamatha is also looking for someone who is interested in giving "life" to the characters in Budhan by making it a Cinema or Serial. Those who are seriously interested can contact Elamatha at 1-905-848-0698.
Literary Association of North America (LANA)- Officials Page
John Elamatha PresidentSecretary
Details about the program are available from John Elamatta of the Toronto Malayalee Samajam and President of LANA and General Convenor for North America ((905) 848-0698).