Friday, February 4, 2011

Events

WRITERS, ETC. - DISCUSSION WITH VIKRAM SETH

Via Delhi Events

Date : 3rd February, 2011
Time : 6.30 pm
Venue : M.L. Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise De Delhi, 72, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi
'Writers, Etc.' Vikram Seth in discussion with Sam Miller.

It is with great enthusiasm that we bring you a new forum at Alliance française de Delhi! On 3rd February we look forward to welcoming you to the inaugural evening of Writers, Etc.

Writers, Etc is our literary platform: a space where the written word gets primacy, where written ideas and their practitioners can interact with each other and the general public, coming together to ask pertinent questions and seek their answers: what role does literature play in contemporary societies? How do writers see their responsibilities vis-à-vis the public and, turning that over, how do we see writers? How has the written word adapted to its place among the growing pantheon of varied and addictive forms of cultural transmission? The aim is to encourage a discovery, unencumbered by genre, of all the written oeuvres, ranging from living legends to new and emerging talent.

Our inaugural event will begin with one of the most powerful voices in contemporary Indian writing: Vikram Seth. He needs little by way of introduction; his second novel A Suitable Boy (1993) literally reconfigured the rules of Indian writing. His subsequent works revealed the sheer power of meticulous prose with a poetic lyricism; firmly establishing his reputation as one of the most original writers of a generation.


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KOLKATA BOOK FAIR

Kolkata Book Fair, India's largest and most attended book fair, is on till the 6th of February. The 'Theme Country' for this year is the United States of America.

Click here for more details.


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MAIN KAUN HOON ... IN SEARCH OF IDENTITY THROUGH 'GHAZAL, NAZM AND GEETS'

Via India International Centre (via Kriti Budhiraja)
Date: 4th February 2011
Time: 18:30pm
Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

Focus On The Work Of Women Poets Of India And Pakistan - The Feminine Experience. The Presentations Will Include Musical And Terannum Renditiions And Dramatized Recitations Of Works By Noted Poets Like Amrita Pritam, Mahadevi Verma, Kishwar Naheed, Zehra Nigah, Parveen Shakir, Naseem Nakhat, Noorjahan Sarwat, Indira Varma And Others

Vocal Artists – Shobhana Rao, Shaila Hattangadi And Nirmala Jaishankar

Dramatised Presentation By Salima Raza

Music Composed By Santosh Kumar


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BOOK LAUNCH - THE STORYTELLER : TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS

Via Chintan Girish Modi

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Date : 4th February, 2011
Venue : Landmark , Nungambakkam, Chennai


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BOOK LAUNCH : WHITEWASH, RED STONE : A HISTORY OF CHURCH ARCHITECTURE IN GOA


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Date : 6th February, 2011
Time : 6.30 pm
Venue: Yodakin, Delhi


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METAMORPHOSIS 2011 : A MONTESSORI MELA

Via theima (via Chintan Girish Modi)

Date : 6th February, 2011

Venue : Yavanika, State Youth Centre, Nrupathanga Road Next to Reserve Bank of Indial) , Bangalore.

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MUMBAI WRITERS RETREAT

Via Paris Writers Retreat
Join our week-long conference in Mumbai, Feb. 14th-18th 2011. Do your most authentic work with New York Times bestselling author and literary agent. Writers of nonfiction, fiction, plays, and screenplays gather to develop their stories and fine tune their craft.

Develop your book, fine tune your manuscript, and perfect your writing in progress. Writers of all levels attend to generate new material, develop ideas, or perfect works in progress.
Click here for more details.

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