Lucknow Literary Festival has the distinction of being the only Literary Festival where Mushaira & Kavi Sammelan are part of the festivity. If not its birthplace, then Lucknow is certainly one of the pilgrimage sites of poetry! The region bears a distinct influence on Urdu Ghazal Khwaani and Lucknow school being one of the most prominent schools of Urdu Poetry. The lyric and rhyme of an Urdu Nazm and Ghazal is best enjoyed in a traditional Mushaira where poets’ distinct style of elocution adds to the creations charm and cheered by listeners Waah-Waah! Kavi Sammelan is an integral part of the North Indian Culture. A Lucknawi social gathering is incomplete without few couplets being exchanged, a culmination of top contemporary poets graced the festival!