In Bandra, a 3-day fest to raise a toast to poetry
Mumbai: If you thought poetry has lost its appeal, do visit the Le Sutra Bandra Literature & Poetry Festival from January 19 to 21. Supported by Celebrate Bandra Trust, the festival brings together over 50 award-winning poets, film-makers, dancers to celebrate the arts.
The festival will be held at two venues — Le Sutra at Union Park and St Pauls Institute of Communication from 10 am to 8.30 pm.
“The basic idea is to showcase poetry but through a multi-disciplinary approach which involves dance, drama, workshops and poetry reading,” said poet and critic Jennifer Robertson who has also curated the festival. “We want to make poetry appealing and enable poetry to attract readers and connoisseurs. The whole effort is aimed at celebrating poetry and its beauty,” she added.
The participating poetslitterateurs include Ranjit Hoskote, Sridala Swami, Sudeep Sen, Sampurna Chattarji, Anupama Raju, Shikha Saklani Malviya, Mihir Vatsa, Dion D’Souza, Linda Ashok, Tanuj Solanki, Sharon Irani and Urvashi Bahuguna. Leading spoken word poets Rochelle D’Silva and Ankita Shah will be in conversation with critic Aditya Mani Jha and poet Arjun Rajendran, filmmakers Devashish Makhija, Barnali Ray Shukla, Daraab Farooqui will rub shoulders with poetsMihir Vatsa, Manik Sharma and Semeen Ali.