In Bandra, reason to rhyme at a poetry and lit fest

The first edition of the Le Sutra festival will host young writers, poets in academia and filmmakers.

mumbai Updated: Jan 20, 2018 13:10 IST
Lavina Mulchandani
Lavina Mulchandani
Hindustan Times
Local poet Rohan Chettri is part of the Le Sutra festival, which looks at how forms might be changing for a younger generation.
Le Sutra Bandra Poetry and Literature Festival
  • When: January 19 to 21
  • Where: Le Sutra, 14, Union Park, Bandra
  • Timings: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Entry is free

It’s the first edition of the Le Sutra Bandra Poetry and Literature Festival, and they’re starting with a bang. Fifty young award-winning poets will explore subjects such as gender disparity and mental wellness over three days.

The festival that began on Friday aims to build a repository for emerging and established poets by inviting them both to discuss issues relating to the youth.

The festival will host fun poetry workshops and a poetry and jazz evening among other events. “We also have a transatlantic event on the last day of the festival, in which Indians poets living in the US will read their poetry on video chat,” says Jennifer Robertson, curator.

“In another event, poets in academia such as Sharmistha Mohanty, Vivek Narayanan, Ranjani Murali, Aishwarya Iyer and Nandini Dhar will engage in a lively discourse on poetry.”

You can also discuss climate change with Chintan Girish Modi, a freelance researcher, learn how to write poetry, discover new ways of appreciating poems and lost literature by women. Plus, there will be a cheeky Terribly Tiny Roast with Chintan Ruparel, co-founder of TTT.

First Published: Jan 19, 2018 20:48 IST