Thursday, February 7, 2013

Mark Your Calendars : So Many Events to Choose From

The Moon and The Cap - 3

This week seems to be loaded with literary events. They are taking place in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Bangalore. So, here's a quick round-up of all the events happening and where you can find us.

Till 10th FebruaryNew Delhi World Book Fair (our books can be found at stall no. B3 and hall no.18)Delhi

Till 10th FebruaryKolkata Book Fair (our books can be found at Hall No - 6, Stall No - 6)
Kolkata

8th February,
12 - 1:15pm
The What on Earth? Wallbook event  for children (Hall 7D at the World Book Fair)*
Delhi

9th February,
12 -1pm
Kala Ghoda Kids Lit Fest (Event : Kahani Sunoh by Lovleen Misra) **
Mumbai

10th February,
5-5:45pm
The What on Earth? Wallbook event at Kitsch Mandi, Palace Grounds (our books can be found at stall no. 50)***
Bangalore



*The What on Earth? Wallbook event in Delhi - Join our editors Manisha and Rajesh as they take you through 13.7 billion years of history. 
Venue : Hall 7D

**Kahani Sunoh by Lovleen Misra (Hindi) :  Theatre personality Lovleen Misra will perform a dramatized story reading Saalaana Baal Katai Divas (Annual haircut Day) and Raja Nang Dhadanga (retelling of Emperor's new Clothes in Hindi). 
Venue : Kitab Khana

***The What on Earth? Wallbook event in Bangalore : Join Nirupama and her magical coat as she takes you through 13.7 billion years of history. 
Venue : Kitsch Mandi, Pebble, Palace Grounds

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Other events taking place in Delhi are :

The Delhi Literature Festival, 9th-10th February
Venue : Kaladarsana Auditorium, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), 1, Central Vista (CV) Mess, Janpath, New Delhi-110001

Cinedarbaar presents The Delhi Literature Festival. The two days festival includes book launches, book reading, panel discussions, exhibitions and music performances.

From self publishing to blogging in India, there is a growing trend and proliferation of creative writing and writers, voicing opinions on subjects of concern, by exploring various new media. We have been witnessing literary celebrations and participation of authors, writers and enthusiasts at vibrant Literature Festivals in major Cities of the World. Delhi Literature Festival endeavours to celebrate the art and power of literature by mobilizing the literary community for panel discussions, book launches, readings, talks and poetry recitals throughout the two days.

Some of the Sessions planned for the two days are very topical and include themes like Solidarity on Trial, Beyond The Blog: New Media and the Future of Literature, on Contemporary Hindi Literature, Poetry & Politics: How well do they mix? Indie Publishing in India and Session on Translations.

More information on the event can be found on the delhievents.com website.

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The 3rd Annual Comic Con is also coming to Delhi between 8th-10th February. The venue is Dilli Haat. There is also a special kids zone. Yahoooo! If you are above 10 years, dress up as your favourite character, participate in the Cosplay Contest and stand a chance to win a ticket to Dubai to attend the Middle East Film and Comic Con. Find more information on the official website.


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If you are wondering why everything is happening in Delhi, fret not! The Kitsch Mandi event in Bangalore has quite a few fun activities lined up for your literary soul - children's workshops, open poetry jam, tea for a poem and much more.We will also be selling our books at stall no. 50. Since we are gearing up for International Book Giving Day, you will have a chance to do your bit too (but more details when you get there :)).


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Psssst: The New Delhi World Book Fair is also holding a Cosplay contest for kids on 8th and 9th February.

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