Booked: Literary Events for March 2019

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Looking for book-ish events in March? We looked around, and there is a little of everything happening, from conferences, plays based on literary characters,

Event Name: Rumi Aur Manto
What’s it about: A satirical play where Rumi and Manto bump into each other at a lit fest in today’s times.
Location: Atta Galatta, Bengaluru
Dates: 2 March 2019, 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM
Registration and tickets: Rs 350, book online.
For: A fun theatre outing.
Event Name: Lihaaf
What’s it about: A play based on Ismat Chugtai’s short story of the same name.
Location: Prithvi Theatre, Juhu, Mumbai
Dates:  5-6 March, 9 PM show on each day
Registration and tickets: Rs 175 on Tuesday, Rs 250 on Wednesday, buy tickets online.
For: Theatre goers, readers of feminist literature.
Event Name:  Kavyanjali Marathi Poetry Festival
What’s it about: A poetry gathering, where poets like Anil Kamble, Gayatri Sapre, Sameer Samant and Vaibhav Joshi will be performing.
Location: Rangsharda Auditorium, Bandra West
Dates: 8 March 2019, 6 PM to 9 PM
Registration and tickets: Entry is free. Register on or call 180030000316.
For: Poetry lovers who want to reconnect with the language.
Event Name: Book Launch, Invisible Cemeteries by Nilesh Mondal
What’s it about: Invisible Cemeteries is a collection of travel poems..
Location: G5A Foundation, Mahalaxmi
Dates: 8 March 2019, 7 PM to 9 PM
Registration and tickets: RSVP here.
For: Poetry enthusiasts

Event Name: National Conference on Literature & Cultures from India’s North East
What’s it about:  Two-day National Conference on Identity and Diversity within Boundaries and Margins: Exploring Literature & Culture from India’s North East
Location: Jamia Milia, Delhi
Dates:  13-14 March, 2019, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Registration and tickets: Free, for students. Register:
For: Students

Event Name: Kavishala Conclave 2019
What’s it about: A poetry conclave covering Indian languages.
Location: Connaught Place, New Delhi
Dates: 15-17 March 2019, 6 PM to 8 PM each day
Registration and tickets: Free. Register here.
For: Poetry lovers, to discover verses in Indian languages. Aspiring poets and readers.


Prakruti Maniar

Prakruti Maniar

Prakruti Maniar is editor and partner of Purple Pencil Project, and hustles as a writer, researcher and more. She is deeply invested in cultural heritage, especially stories, and is committed to saving the literary heritage of India. She has a Master of Arts in Digital Humanities from Loyola University Chicago.

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