Booked: Literary Events for March 2019

Booked: Literary Events for March 2019

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 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 is currently pursuing her MA in Digital Humanities from Loyola University Chicago.


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