A Time And Space For Literature

Bringing together writers from across the city to share conversations, discussions and readings is literary weekend Lekhana, which will be held on January 10, 11 and 12 in the JDP premises on MG Road.

Published: 07th January 2014 08:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th January 2014 08:04 AM   |  A+A-

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Bringing together writers from across the city to share conversations, discussions and readings is literary weekend Lekhana, which will be held on January 10, 11 and 12 in the JDP premises on MG Road.

Organised by Sangam House, the annual literary festival will explore the theme 'Talking (about) Writing'. Apart from an all day reading on 11th and 12th, there will be two focussed discussions on particular literatures: 'What do Danes write about?' featuring Astrid Staalbach, Line-Maria Lang and Peter Andersen and 'Issues and Concerns in Contemporary Tamil Literature' with translator Lakshmi Holmstrom, poet Kutti Revathi and Prema Revathi. Another panel will bring together Bangalore's young playwrights, Swar Thounaojam, Gautam Raja, Ram Ganesh Kamatham and Ramneek Singh among others, to talk about their work and the need to produce new and local scripts.

"The opening discussion on Friday evening will be an interdisciplinary conversation about where creative inspiration comes from and what are the other kinds of knowledge that we can draw upon to make our art," said Arshia Sattar, one of the organisers.

Lekhana will also run a workshop, 'How to Get Published' with literary agent Priya Doraswamy, editor Ajitha from Harper-Collins and Mysore-based writer, Mahesh Rao. This interactive session of questions and answers will help new writers to think about the various stages that a manuscript goes through before it becomes a published book. The (great) Indian Poetry Collective will run an all-day workshop on how to write poetry as well as how to recite it.

A special workshop for children will be held at Light Room Bookstore in Cox Town. Facilitated by Bookalore, young readers between the ages of 9 and 12 will be mentored through the writing and illustrating process. To register for the workshops, email to collective.sandbox@gmail.com.

Programmes at a glance:

When: January 10, 6 pm

Where: JDP, M G Road

What: Quantum Poetry & Other Anomalies-

An interdisciplinary

conversation about art

When: January 11, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Where: JDP, M G Road.

What: Workshop for aspiring writers: How to get published. Limited seats. Registration necessary.

When: January 11, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Where: Lightroom Bookstore, Cox Town

What: Writing workshop for children aged between 9 and 12 with author Asha Nemaiah.

When: January 11, 3 pm to 4.30 pm

Where: JDP, M G Road.

What: Panel discussion on queer writing expression. Moderated by Gautam Bahn.

When: January 12, 10:30 am to 7 pm

Where: JDP, MG Road

What: Poetry

writing and performance workshop

When: January 12, 10 am to 11:45 am

Where: JDP, M G Road

What: Issues and concerns in

contemporary Tamil Literature.

When: January 12, 12 pm to 1 pm

Where: JDP, M G Road

What: Panel discussion on What does Denmark write about.

When: January 12, 4 PM

Where: JDP, M G Road

What: Panel discussion on Why does Bangalore sprout playwrights with Gautam Raja, Swar Thounaojam, Ramneek Singh and Deepika Arwind, Ram Ganesh Kamatham and Jeremy Tiang.

When: January 12, 5 pm

Where: JDP, MG Road

What: Reading and discussion of Asif Currimbhoy's just released plays.

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