Bond, known for his literary collections like 'The Room on the Roof' and 'Mr Olivers Diary', speaking about the skills needed for journalistic writing stressed on the use of language, nuance and play of words.
He said these three things are needed to draw in the reader.
The three-day annual festival was packed with a series of engaging sessions touching upon a host of topics ranging from literature to theatre, dance, music, journalism and performing arts.
Skills required for journalistic writing and art of presenting news was among myriad topics discussed threadbare at the meet.
Celebrated ornithologist Bikram Grewal moderated a session and spoke about the importance of conservation and the need to protect the indigenous avian fauna of the region.
To promote Odia literature and culture, three sessions with eminent personalities from diverse artistic fields delved into history and identity of the language.
Arun Misra, vice president, Raw Materials, Tata Steel, said: "One of the drivers of Tata Steel's sustained growth is its continued engagement with society. These Literary Meets, which have grown in both scale and scope over the years, have become a key aspect of this commitment.
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