Kala ghoda Art Festival 2014


 “Life happened because I turned the pages”
-Alberto Manguel

They say 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.
Our thematic for the 2014 literature section is ‘WHY DON’T YOU WRITE ME’
We look forward to seeing you at David Sasoon Library, Arbour and Tarq.
Kitab Khana is where we will host several children's literature workshops.

Acknowledgements: Kitab Khana, Amrita Somaiya, Arbour Initiatives in Architecture Research, Tarq, Asmita Mohite, Kamal Vora, Ramdas and Harsha Bhatkal and the G R Bhatkal Foundation, Martin Wa¨lde, Jayashree Joshi, and the Goethe - Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai, Mary Therese Kurkalang and Cultures of Peace - Festival of the Northeast, Popular Prakashan, Ishika Harekal, Anvita Budhraja, and Aparna Andhare
Parinita Shetty, Sonali Jain, Sangeeta Bhansali for their support and collaboration.

Workshop: Writing Children's books

11:00 am - 1:00 pm at Arbour

Ann Whitford Paul, author of nineteen picture books and author of WRITING PICTURE BOOKS:  A Hands-On Guide from Story Creation to Publication travels all the way from California to offer a workshop on the unique plotting, pacing and structure of a picture book.  If you have a manuscript to work on, that's great, but not necessary.  Bring pen/paper or laptop as we'll do several writing exercises.

Workshop: Poetry

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Arbour

With Arundhathi Subramaniam. This event has limited seating. To register please email litkgaf14@gmail.com with "Poetry Workshop" as the subject.

tarq Salon: Translation

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Tarq

A panel on translation in literature with Arshia Sattar, Zac O'Yeah and Anju Makhija moderated by Sampurna Chatterjee

Gujarati Panel: Bhupen Khakhar's Stories

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

Three stories by the painter, playwright and fiction writer Bhupen Khakhar (1934-2003) will be read by Darshan Jariwala, Utkarsh Mazumdar and Naushil Mehta.

Renewal of the Journal

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

Exploring the role of the journal with Hemant Divate, Chandrahas Choudhury, Ram Manohar Reddy, moderated by Ranjit Hoskote

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tarq Salon: Translation

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm at Tarq

A panel on translation in literature with R. Sivapriya, K. Srilata and Arunava Sinha,moderated by Sridala Swami

Sharda Dwivedi Commemorative Lecture

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm at David Sassoon Library

A lecture by Aneesh Pradhan

Forms of belonging

8:45 pm - 9:45 pm at David Sassoon Library

Authors who come from different points of view with Gautam Bhan, Anjum Hassan, Meena Kandasamy moderated by Chintan Girish Modi

Dare to be different and Friends Forever

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm at Kitab Khana

Do boys have to behave a certain way? And what happens if a third person breaks up a pair of chaddi buddies? Film-maker and artist Gautam Benegal does a unique illustrated story-telling of two charming picture books SuSu pals and the Unboy boy. (4+)


Dream up a Cephalopod

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm at Kitab Khana

with Shalini Srinivasan, author of Vanamala and the Cephalopod. Who is the Cephalopod? Join author Shalini Srinivasan as she reads the weird and wonderful fables from her book. Help her give voices to the characters, and draw and make up a story about your own Cephalopod. (10+)

Destination Mars

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm at Kitab Khana

Sccientists from ISRO share little-known facts from the book Destination Mars – Secrets of the Red Planet. (9+)