Monday, October 15, 2007

TFA Reading, 18 October

Toto Funds the Arts
is pleased to invite you to a reading by the poets

Sridala Swami, from her recently-published debut collection
A Reluctant Survivor (Sahitya Akademi)


Anindita Sengupta, from her recent work

Venue: Crossword Bookstore, ACR Towers, Ground Floor, 32 Residency Road, Bangalore - 1

Date and time: Thursday, 18 October 2007 at 7.00 pm

Sridala Swami, a film editor from the FTII, Pune, has edited documentaries, short features and commercials. Her poetry has been published in the online journals Nthposition and Museindia, and in Chandrabhaga, The Little Magazine, New Quest and Wasafiri (forthcoming, Winter 2007).

Three books for very young children, Phani’s Funny Chappals, What Shall We Do For A Cradle? and Kabadiwala are due to be published by Pratham later this year. Her first collection of poems, A Reluctant Survivor, was published by The Sahitya Akademi in June 2007. Swami lives in Hyderabad and writes poetry and fiction.

Anindita Sengupta is a 29-year-old freelance writer and journalist. She is interested in development, gender rights and new media. Her poetry has appeared in the online journals MuseIndia, Talking Poetry and an anthology published by Delhi Poetree.
So, you know, come one come all and stuff like that. I hope I'm completely well by the time this reading rolls around. And I'm considering reading more recent poems in addition to stuff from the book. What do you think? Vivek did point out that the poems I said I'd never read before sounded more fresh when read than the ones I'd read a thousand times before.
Update: This is kind of sticky until the 15th, so all new posts below this one.


Hari said...

Aw! I was just in Bangalore a few days a ago. Wish I could have been there! Anyways, been regular reader of your blog, but first time commenting :)

Banno said...

Well, guess what, I'm leaving Bangalore on 18th afternoon. What a bummer that is! Would have liked to catch the whole reading this time.

Space Bar said...

Hari: That's sad...I saw the photos on your blog - nice stuff!

Banno: Damn! You should have at least called - we could have met for coffee or something. I was there 17th afternoon on.