Low-down on a literary September

We are now solidly in the second half of the  year and whether or not you have completed you literary goals are, like us, are lagging behind because life came in the way, there are events, must-reads and must-listens. Mumbai-folk, these are mainly for you. If you are doing something interesting or know of a cool meetup or gathering you think other people should know about, drop in a mail at sakhi@onwriting.in. It need not be just for English, but across languages. Meanwhile, here is what you can be doing instead of scrolling through Instagram.

Listen

To Wordy Wordpecker, a literary podcast in which Rachel Lopez tells you the fascinating histories of everyday words. So far, there was Tinder and Bikini. They are short, loaded with trivia and funny. Perfect for those little breaks you take between work. It releases once a week, so keep a lookout on IVM Podcasts for the next episode of the first season.

Attend

Event:  Little Clubbers Literary Festival 2018, a festival that mixes music, art, literature and music
Location: BD Somani International School, Cuffe Parade
Dates: September 8,  10 am – 6:30 pm
Registration: Call on 98206 48532

Event:  Ek Baar Ki Baat Hai, solo performances on Hindustani short stories  by Sa’adat Hasan Manto, Mohan Rakesh and Bhisham Sahni
Location: Harkat Studio, Andheri West
Date: September 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Tickets: Rs 200 – Rs 300, available on BookMyShow and Insider.in

Event:  Poetry Reading: Female Poets Special, including selected poems by Meena Kumari, Parveen Shakir, Kishwar Naheed, Zehra Nigaah, Sara Shagufta and Noshi Gilani. The even will also have an open discussion on current scenario and opportunities to female poets in India.
Location:  QTube Cafe, Bandra West
Dates: September 2, 2018, from 4 pm to 8 pm
For registration and tickets: contact: 8355923354 or 8898111113

 

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