Your nine minutes of fame
Get your unpublished work read and revaluated.Updated: Dec 04, 2010 02:35 IST
Are you are a writer or a poet or a wannabe filmmaker and have often wondered how to go about your unpublished work? A film and training agency Words. Rhythms.Images is organising an evening in the capital, where unpublished writers will share excerpts from their unpublished (even unfinished) manuscripts.
There are no specific genre required to fit the bill; if you have a stack of unpublished or unfinished novels, poems, film scripts, plays or essays, just pull it up and submit it to this agency. You could just submit it to the agency by December 5. A jury of three will select the writers who will each be given 9 minutes to read and discuss their work with the audience. The key is to make each of the 9-minute interactions meaningful—for the writer and the audience.
Ajay Govind, a documentary film-maker and writer and the owner of Words. Rhythms.Images, has tried to popularise the event by putting up posters (see picture) in Delhi’s posh market areas such as Khan Market, Connaught Place, Hauz Khas, GK among other places.
Kanishka Gupta, author of the recently published History of Hate and founder of the very successful literary agency, Writer’s Side, is associated with the event as a guest jury. The final selected prose writers will get a brief written feedback from Kanishka. The event will take place on December 17 at The Attic in Connaught Place and has been conceptualised in association with Kunzum Café, Writer’s Side and Cathaayatra. You can register for the event at Kunzum Cafe (Hauz Khas Village) or Fab Foto (Khan Market) for R500 or through online transfer. For more details, visit facebook.com/wordsrhythmsimages or email at: email@example.com.