11.1.2020 - Bhubaneswar Literary Meet, India

Bhubaneswar Lit Meet Bhubaneswar Lit Meet
Bhubaneswar Literary Meet

Xavier Square,
Jayadev Vihar,
Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751013
INDIA

4 pm - Watching a Poem
Priya Malik and Rosie Garland on the writer as performer. Readings, recitations and discussion. In conversation with Sukanya Das.

Priya Malik is an actress, columnist, TV personality, a teacher, spoken word poet, a storyteller but most important, a writer/performer whose recent viral work 2019 main 1999 is a testimony to her distinct voice. Her work has been featured on some of India’s biggest spoken word platforms such as Kommune, UnErase Poetry, Spill Poetry, Amazon Prime and Tape A Tale. Priya has also hosted the first spoken word poetry show on national television called Uncensored News With Priya for TV9 Bharatvarsh delivering current affairs (political and social issues) in a poetic format. She’s also a part of an all-female theatre play called Selfie and is currently awaiting the release of her first film Sheer Qorma based on LGBTQIA issues with Shabana Azmi, Swara Bhaskar and Divya Dutta. Priya’s first book with HarperCollins is all set to release early next year.

Rosie Garland is an eclectic writer and performer, ranging from singing in the cult gothic band The March Violets to twisted alter-ego Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen and has performed across the UK, Europe and the USA. She has five solo collections of poetry and the latest, Everything Must Go (Holland Park Press, 2012) tracks her experience of throat cancer. Her award-winning short stories, poems and essays have been widely anthologised. She is the proud owner of the DaDa Award for Performance Artist of the Year and a Poetry Award from the People’s Café, New York. She also won the Mslexia Novel competition in 2012 and her debut novel The Palace of Curiosities was released in March 2013 by HarperCollins.

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In 2016, Gameplan launched the Bhubaneswar Literary Meet, because a culturally rich region like Odisha needed a festival that would celebrate its literature and allied cultural pursuits — dance, music, recitation, and theatrical performances. The idea was an endeavour to take Odisha to a wider world audience and also to bring the world to Odisha. From the very first year, the lit meet has drawn premier authors and speakers from across India and the world.

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