We’re very excited to announce The Bard Room–a fortnightly poetry reading/performance at the store! Featured in our first event, are poets Anindita Sengupta and Joshua Muyiwa. If you’re in Bangalore, do try and make it; if you aren’t, it’s a great reason to make a trip. We’re having lovely weather as well!
Date: 17th September, Saturday
Venue: PageTurners, MG Road, Bangalore
RSVP: Anoopa–+91 98454 30054; firstname.lastname@example.org
Anindita Sengupta’s collection of poetry City of Water was published by Sahitya Akademi in 2010. Her work has also appeared in several journals and anthologies including Eclectica, Nth Position, Mascara Literary Review, Ourobouros Review, Cha: An Asian Journal, Pratilipi, and Muse India as well as Not A Muse (Haven Books, 2009), Writing Love (Rupa, 2010) and Poetry with Prakriti (Prakriti Foundation, 2010). In 2008, she received the Toto Funds the Arts Award for Creative Writing and in 2010, she received the Charles Wallace Fellowship to be a writer-in-residence at University of Kent, England.
She works as a freelance journalist and editorial consultant and is founder-editor of Ultra Violet (http://ultraviolet.in) , a site for contemporary feminism in India.
Joshua Muyiwa, not yet 26, started writing because he was told, ‘it is time to stop seeming arty and pretentious and actually earn the tags by doing something’. He is queer. In Bangalore, he’s either at Koshy’s drinking tea, smoking outside, drinking rum & coke at Chin Lung or working as Dance Editor at TimeOut Bengaluru. And lately, he is mastering the intricacies of cooking pasta sauce.