2018 Archive

Poets

AJ Thomas
Ajoy Bose
Akarsha
Alif and Mohammad Muneem
Alvin Pang
Amarendra Dhaneshwar
Amit Ranjan
Amruta Dongray
anamika
Ananda Lal
Andrea Jeremiah
Aneesh Vidyashankar
Anuja Chandramouli
Anupama Raju
Asang Ghosh
Bhuchung D Sonam
Biswamit Dwibedy
Chandrashekar Kambara
DC Rajappa
Dibyajyoti Sarma
Ga jagadeesh
Gili Haimovich
Jayant Parmar
Jayanta Mahapatra
Jogi
Kavish Seth
kavita seth
Mamang Dai
Mangalesh Dabral
Manisha Agarwal
Manjiri Indurkar
Manmohan Singh
Michael Creighton
Mona Zote
MR Kamala
Nandita Bose
Neela Bhagwat
Nilim Kumar
Nirupama Menon Rao
Paramita Satpathi
Perumal Murugan
Prashanth Shankaran
Prathibha Nandakumar
Rabia Kapoor
Rahul Soni
Ramachandra Guha
Rohinton Daruwala
S Diwakar
Sameer Tanti
Shabana Azmi
Shantanu Chaudhari
Sohini Basak
Sophia Naz
Sridala Swami
Srilata Krishnan
Sundeep Bhutoria
Sunita Raina
Ulrike Almut Sandig
Urvashi Bahuguna
Usha Uthup
Uttaran Das Gupta
Vasant Abaji Dahake
Vishal Bhardwaj
Yatindra Mishra



Schedule

Saturday 4th August 2018

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Inauguration

Lamp Lighting by Shabana Azmi

10:00 am - 10:15 am

The Walking Violinist

Aneesh Vidyashankar

10:15 am - 11:00 am

My Father, Kaifi

Shabana Azmi

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Mana Laagi to Naa Kathinaayii

Neela Bhagwat with Sumit Naik and Umakant Puranik

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Kavi Samaya - Verse Times

S. Diwakar, Jogi, M.R Kamala and Prathibha Nandakumar

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Permanent Address

Mamang Dai, Michael Creighton and Nirupama Menon Rao

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Police Kavita

DC Rajappa, GA Jagadeesh

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Hum Par Itne Daag Hei

Yatindra Mishra with Sundeep Bhutoria

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Publishing Poetry in India

Anand Lal, Bhuchung Sonam and Dibyajyoti Sarma

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Meri Zubaan Desi Hai

Kavish Seth?

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Two Poets

Amruta Dongray and Nandita Bose with Prashant Sankaran

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Yonder Shores

Alvin Pang, Gili Hamovich and Ulrike Almut Sandig

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Across the Universe: The Beatles in India

Ajoy Bose with Nirupama Menon Rao

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Ellide Shivapura

Dr Chandrashekhara Kambara

5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Kashmir se Kanyakumari Tak

AJ Thomas, Manmohan Singh, Paramita Satpathi, Sunita Raina and Vasant Abaji Dahake

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alif & Almut Live in Concert

Ulrike Almut Sandig with ALIF

Sunday 5th August 2018

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Main Kavita Hoon

Kavita Seth with Kavish Seth

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Songs of a Coward

Perumal Murugan

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

The Young and the Restless

Biswamit Dwibedy, Manjiri Indurkar, Rabia Kapoor and Rahul Soni with Amit Ranjan

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Bhatki Sufi in Hindustani Art Music

Amarendra Dhaneshwar with an introduction by Ramachandra Guha

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Identity

Sohini Basak, Sridala Swami, Srilata Krishnan and Urvashi Bahuguna

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

For the Love of my Language

Bhuchung Sonam, Mona Zote and Sophia Naz

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

One Two Cha Cha Cha

Usha Uthup with Sundeep Bhutoria

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Verse has Two Wings

Anamika, Asang Ghosh, Jayant Parmar, Manglesh Dabral with Yatindra Mishra

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Don’t Look for Something to Write About

Anupama Raju, Dibyajyoti Sarma, Rohinton Daruwala and Uttaran Das Gupta

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Rajathani Folk Performance

Manisha Agarwal

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Journey of Indian English Poetry

Jayanta Mahapatra

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Songs from the North East

Mamang Dai, Mona Zote, Nilim Kumar and Sameer Tanti

6:45 pm - 7:30 pm

Drishyakavya

Akarsha Kamala

7:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Nude

Vishal Bhardwaj with Shantanu Chaudhari




Workshops

Saturday 4th August 2018

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Art Of Losing Is Not Hard To Master:

Delicate Balances in a Short Poem

Description of workshop:
A quick deconstruction of poems chosen from the non-western world to help explore the importance of place in contemporary writing. Enter into an inter-textual dialogue with fellow poets from different linguistic streams to investigate deeper into the art, artifice and ethics of bearing witness to other’s perspective in poetry.

Language: (Bilingual) English and Hindi

Duration: 60 mins

Ticket Price: Rs.500

Facilitator: Anamika

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Images and Cuts

A Workshop On Haiku

Description:
Learn the art of building concrete images free of judgment or analysis, juxtaposing them through cuts. Convey emotions using objective images. Explore works of the four great masters of Japanese Haiku - Basho, Issa, Buson, and Shiki; apply their craft in Modern English and Hindi verses.

Language: (Bilingual) English and Hindi

Duration: 60 mins

Ticket Price: Rs.500

Facilitator: Sourav Roy

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Image, Sound, Surprise

Description:
Successful poems often result when poets hammer together ordinary and unexpected things. In this workshop we'll look at some of the many ways poems make our brains go 'pop'. Participants will be given the opportunity to read, discuss and write interesting poems that do surprising things.

Language: English

Duration: 90 mins

Ticket Price: Rs.500

Facilitator: Michael Creighton



For Children

Sunday 5th August 2018

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

What's your Doha? by Amar Chitra Katha

A Doha is a two-line verse that conveys a thought or a story.

Description:
Join the Amar Chitra Katha team as they show you the wonder behind a Doha and help you create your own! There is a poet hidden in all of us and this workshop promises to bring out your poetic side. Inspired by poets like Kabir and Mirabai and their Dohas, this workshop will take you on an enchanting journey!

Age: 5+

Entry: Free

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Rhyme and reason :

A Poetry Writing Workshop for Children by Funky Rainbow

Description:
A hands-on Poetry writing workshop, by the author, editor and reading champion Vidya Mani. Like dancing and painting and singing, poems are just a way to express yourself, your thoughts, and your attitude. And, the best way to get better and better at poetry is to get verse and verse – in other words, just start writing! In the course of this hands-on workshop, author, editor and reading champion Vidya Mani will show you just why rhyme has a reason!

Age between: 8-13 years

Entry: Free

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Day the Crayons Quit by Jugaad Theatre

Description:
Jugaad.Co brings its popular children’s play -'The Day the Crayons Quit' to the Bengaluru Poetry Festival.

Age: 5+

Entry: Free




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