Booked: Literary Events for April 2019

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It’s a new month, a new week, a new financial year and with it, come a new line-up of literary events across India that we think you will enjoy.

Event Name: Deciphering Poetry
What’s it about: A poetry reading and gathering, a one of its kind initiative in northern Mumbai.
Location: Vasai Fort (Fort Bassein), Vasai
Dates: 7 April 2019, 8 AM
Registration and tickets: Just show up! Look up Nadeem Rvk or reach out to him on Arvitekture on Instagram
For: Poetry enthusiasts who miss out because Bandra/Andheri pose travel problems!

Event Name: Godaan
What’s it about: A musical play on Premchand’s story.
Location: Odeum, Andheri West
Dates: 6 April 2019, 7 PM to 8 PM
Registration and tickets: Rs 250. Book online, here.
For: Anyone who likes Premchand, or has heard about him. And for theatre-enthusiasts, of course.

Event Name: Marathi Poetry Open Mic
What’s it about: A poetry open mic in Marathi, open to poets and audience.
Location: QTube Cafe, Bandra West
Dates: 10 April 2019, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Registration and tickets: Entry is free. For queries to perform and to register, call on 9773906532 ,9870224006
For: The experience of expression in another language, besides readers and writers who use Marathi

Event Name: STEAM Ahead
What’s it about: A festival of science stories, co-hosted by Pratham Books, which will see authors conduct a story-telling session that involves science, math, environment, architecture and more.
Location: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla
Dates: 12 April 2019, 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Registration and tickets: Museum ticket cost. Pre-registration using this form.
For: 4-13 year-olds. We would advise parents to take their children regardless of interest, as it could open up a whole new world to them.

Event Name: Roman & Greek Civilization workshop for kids
What’s it about: A two-day weekend workshop to introduce children from 8-13 years to the myths and stories, Gods and Goddesses of the Greek and Roman civilization.
Location: FunScienceClub, Dadar
Dates: 20-21 April, 2019, 4PM to 7 PM each day
Registration and tickets: Call 9819580259 to register
For: Children with an interest in history and mythology. If they like the Mahabharata, if they read Percy Jackson and other similar stories.

Event Name: Mehfil #25
What’s it about: An Evening of Verses in Hindustani
Location: Lahe Lahe, East Bangalore
Dates: 21 April 2019, 5 PM to 7 PM
Registration and tickets: Rs 100. Book here.
For:  Poetry lovers who are open to new languages.

Event Name: The Sanskaari Girls Book Club Mumbai Meetup
What’s it about: Discussion of Do You Remember by Kunan Poshpara, published by Zubaan Books. It tells the story of a 1991 case of mass rape by soldiers of the Indian army.
Location: 91Springboard, Andheri East
Dates: 28 April 2019, 2 PM to 4 PM
Registration and tickets: Entry is free. Sign up using the form here.
For: Feminists. Those who want to talk about and understand society, change, social movements, the cases of abuse, the history injustice in Kashmir and more.


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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