The New Indian Express' Odisha Literary Festival (OLF) celebrates the written word, in all Indian languages, including English. It is held in Bhubaneswar every year and brings together writers, poets, publishers as well as filmmakers and performers from across India. OLF has become one of the most significant events in Bhubaneswar's cultural calendar. It has inspired several me-too events, but remains the lit fest of note in the state. The seventh edition was held in Bhubaneswar on September 29 & 30, 2018. As always, all the sessions were lively, participative and entertaining.