Kala ghoda Art Festival 2015


“Life happened because I turned the pages.”
— Alberto Manguel

?It is said that literature feeds the soul's curiosity and inspires the mind to go out on new adventures. This year at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, come and spend time with novelists and poets, columnists and non-fiction writers - people who are helping shape the world of tomorrow. Join in our readings and poetry sessions. Meet the authors you've always wanted to meet. Enjoy the panel discussions and participate in workshops and interactive sessions at the David Sassoon Library Garden, TARQ, the Artists’ Centre and the Durbar Hall at the Asiatic Library.

The Children’s Literature programmes will be held at Kitab Khana.

Our theme for the 2015 Literature section is "WATERMARK".

The Literature Workshops are presented by AVID Learning.
Please register for all Literature workshops by emailing register@avidedu.in, or contact Samay at +91 9004798202.

Please register for all Children’s Literature events by emailing litkidskgaf15@gmail.com with ‘Register’ and the name of the session in the subject line.

Note: All programmes are subject to change.

Children's Literature: Going Wild

10:30 - 11:30am at Kitab Khana

Follow the adventures of baby flamingo and lion cubs and get a whole lot on cool wildlife info with author Shamim Padamsee based on her books - Little Flamingo Searches for Food+ Watch out. Ages 4+

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Children's Literature: Enid Blyton’s Picnic

11:30am - 1:00pm at Kitab Khana

Put out the red checked cloth and prepare for a most scrumptious picnic at this cooking cum story-reading from much loved Enid Blyton stories. Ages 8+

Children's Literature: The Fantastic Adventures of Uncle Leo

4:00 - 5:00pm at Kitab Khana

The completely fascinating Uncle Leo has flown a cloud, been shot from a cannon and even turned into a cockroach! Discover how stories are born and books are created as Israeli author Yannets Levi reveals how his own real-life experiences turned into best-selling fantasy books. Ages 7+

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Children's Literature: Raza’s Bindu

5:00 - 6:00pm at Kitab Khana

Enjoy a visual thinking session on Syed Haider Raza’s Bindu. Discover his world of dots, explore his masterpieces and create your own along the way in this cool ‘I am an Artist’ session by Ritu Khoda and Vanita Pai. Ages 8+

Sachin through the Covers

5:00 - 6:00pm at David Sassoon Library Garden

A conversation between Dilip D'Souza, Kiran Desai and Vikram Sathaye, discussing the Little Master by way of art and literature. Moderated by Ayaz Memon.

The 'Great Text' Reading by Q Theatre Productions

5:30 - 6:30pm at Artists' Centre

A play reading by a group of theatre practitioners, followed by a chat over tea and biscuits.

Marathi panel: Contribution of publishers to Marathi literature

6:15 - 7:15pm at David Sassoon Library Garden

Ramdas Bhatkal in conversation with Rangnath Pathare.

The Literary Life of Bombay

6:45 - 7:45pm at Artists' Centre

Anjali Purohit, Jane Bhandari and Menka Shivdasani discuss the history of reading circles and platforms for poetry in Bombay

Ek Baar Ki Baat Hai

7:30 - 9:30pm at David Sassoon Library Garden

An evening of Urdu poetry, presented by Dramebaaz.