The Bombay Review's Indo-Pak Project - A literary event

Event Date: 
22 April 2016 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

A unique literary event on 22nd April 2016 from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm

Elif Shafak once said, "Identity politics divides us. Fiction connects. One is interested in sweeping generalizations. The other, in nuances. One draws boundaries. The other recognizes no frontiers. Identity politics is made of solid bricks. Fiction is flowing water.

As part of The Bombay Review's Indo-Pak Project, the online literary magazine is conducting two simultaneous literary events, in Mumbai and Lahore. The same will be live streamed and shared with both countries and their audience. The Mumbai Edition will be held at Somaiya Center for Lifelong Learning and would comprise of 3 Main Segments:

1.  Panel Discussion
South Asian Writing : Indian & Pakistani writers with a Global Audience by Annie Zaidi and Janhavi Acharekar.
Annie Zaidi is a poet and writer from India. Her collection of essays, Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales, was short-listed for the Vodafone Crossword Book Award in 2010.
Janhavi Acharekar is an Indian writer of fiction and travel. She is the author of the novel Wanderers, All, a collection of short stories Window Seat: Rush-hour stories from the city and a travel guide Moon Mumbai and Goa.

2. Workshop: Writing Short Stories by Karishma Attari, author of I SEE YOU and DONT LOOK DOWN, published by Penguin in 2015. She has previously conducted similar workshops at the Tata Lit Live 2015 and Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2016, among others. 

3. Poetry Slam, open to the audience. Those interested in performing, send in your registrations to:

The event entry is FREE. Interested participants must be at the venue by 4:45 pm.

About The Bombay Review:
The Bombay Review is a bi-monthly, online literary magazine publishing short ficiton and poetry. It has a readership in more than 90 countries and is currently based out of New York and Mumbai. Apart from publishing, they also conduct literary events across various cities in India and abroad. 

About The Indo-Pak Project:
Based on the notion of literature being able to transcend boreders and boundaries alike, the magazine's upcoming issue is themed around stories from writers across both countries. Additionally, they are conducting two simaltaeneous literary events in Mumbai and Lahore.

Somaiya Centre for Lifelong Learning
2nd Floor, Somaiya Bhavan (Above Kitabkhana)
M. G Road, Fort
Mumbai - 400001

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