Finally, an event I read at makes it to Minnie Menon’s society column.
Aren’t you lucky — one more Sangam House reading for this season, and this time with an exhibition too.
I will be reading from new work, from the collection of poems I began while at Sangam House.
The truth is, I have been back in Chennai, back from the Sangam House residency, for over a week. And it’s staggering to realise just how short the experience actually was, in perspective. Suffice to say that I still have the red soil of Adishakti tinting my slippers. I have never in my life been to a place that lived up to its name more than Adishakti* does.
* primordial energy
The Hindu has a write-up today on Sangam House’s recent event in Chennai. It’s a good article, but I wish my name was spelt correctly. Read it here.
The second of our two public readings for the inaugural season of the Sangam House writers’ residency will take place today in Chennai at Pasha, The Park Hotel at 7.30pm. Special guest Tom Alter joins Salma, Joshua Furst, N. S. Koenings, Mridula Koshy and Sharanya Manivannan. Writer bios are here.
One reading I’m doing tomorrow and one reading where my book will be sold.
Sangam House reading in Pondicherry
6pm at Hotel De L’Orient (17, Rue Romain Rolland). Sangam House presents five Indian and international writers — Kishore Singh, Joshua Furst, D. W. Gibson, Sharanya Manivannan and special guest Auroville-based writer Anuradha Majumdar. Entrance is free.
Buy Witchcraft in Kuala Lumpur
Amir Muhammad will be seling limited copies of Witchcraft at RM50 at the Ceritaku reading, 9.30pm onwards at No Black Tie (17, Jalan Mesui). The books are not signed. Cover charge: RM20.
I am delighted to share that in addition to having been accepted into this year’s residency programme at Sangam House, I have also been given the Lavanya Sankaran Fellowship for 2008-2009.