Lucknow Expressions Society is a nonprofit organisation established in September 2013 under the Societies Registration Act 1860. Right from its inception LES has strove to be the platform for showcasing culture, literature and literary tourism.

What began as a humble effort to bring together Cultural, literary and artistic talent in the city through book readings and baithaks turned into the biggest interface of Awadhi and UP culture with the country and the world at large. Over the years we have tried to keep alive folklore, folk music and cuisine other than nurturing budding writers through book launches and showcasing the most reputed faces in literature, arts and culture to the state.

Our signature event the Lucknow Literature Festival, now six years old, has put Uttar Pradesh right back on the literary map of the country. With the help and support of the government, LES hopes to take these baby steps to their rightful end of being one of the biggest literary and cultural events of the country, immaculately preserving and emanating cultural and literary traditions of the city in the process.

 Lucknow Expressions Team

Kanak Rekha Chauhan 
 Founder Director

Jaideep Mathur

Jayant Krishna
Founder Chairman

Deepti Grover

Surjit Singh Uppal

Dr.Qamar Rahman
Founder Member

Pankaj Bhadouria
Founder Member

 Festival Advisors

Dr. A P Maheshwari
DGP BSF New Delhi

Muzaffar Ali
Padma Shri, Founder Rumi Foundation, Film Maker

Naresh Saxena
Hindi Poet

Raj Bisaria
Padma Shri, Founder Bhartendu Natya Academy

Runa Banerjee
Padma Shri Founder SEWA (Lucknow)

Salim Kidwai
History Professor (Retd) Ramjas College Delhi

Sharib Rudaulvi
Prof JNU (Retd)

Vilayat Jafri
Director Doordarshan India

Yatindra Mishra
Writer, Swarn Kamal Awardee

Festival Executive Team

Aeliya Naqvi

Ajaish Jaiswal

Amrita Adnani Gurnanee

Arun Sharma

Anurag Mishra

Asif Ansari

Dimple Trivedi

Jaami Mirza

Meenakshi Sharma

RJ Parul Sharma

Sangeeta Jaiswal

Surabhi Modi

Vijay Sahi

Waseem Siddiqui