Poetry with Prakriti Festival (2016)

About The Festival

‘Poetry with Prakriti’ is an annual festival featuring 25 eminent and emerging poets, each presenting four different readings of their poems to small, intimate audiences at several venues across the city – schools, colleges, cafes, IT parks, green public parks, shops, galleries, boutiques, banks and other commercial establishments. The festival is scheduled everywhere, to coincide with the famed ‘Chennai Season’.

Poetry with Prakriti Festival LogoThe aim of the Poetry with Prakriti festival is to get poets from varied backgrounds to read and share their poetry in various languages at different locations across the city. This allows multiple groups of people to enjoy creative expression rendered through poetry.

Over the years, we have presented 200 poets from across India, and from countries such as Spain, France, Canada, U.K, Denmark, Switzerland and the U.S.A.

This festival has featured poets such as Keki N.Daruwalla, Charles Stein (USA), Arundhathi Subramaniam, Denis Mai R(USA), Sudeep Sen, Priya Sarukkai Chabria, Bina Sarkar Ellias, Anne-Marie Kenessey (Switzerland) Kalki Subramaniam, Renuka Narayan, Anupama Raju, Jeremy Woodruff, Raghavendra Madhu, to name a few.

 

As part of the festival, a Poetry Slam Contest has been conducted in the past. The top three poems are awarded cash prizes.

In the 2016 edition, the festival showcased Poets translating Poets in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut. Two performances – Blank Page (a theatre performance based on Poetry) by Sunil Shanbag and Eternal Embrace by Astad Deboo (based on Bulleh Shah Poem) were also presented. We launched the new poetry book by Perumal Murugan and screened the documentary film Arunagiri Perumale as part of the festival. A slam contest was also held for the college and school children at Alliance Francaise of Madras.

 


Schedule

The two week long festival starts from  29th November, 2016 and concludes on 14th December, 2016. For further details regarding the venue, time and synopsis on each day, kindly select the date from the drop-down menu.


30-11-2016

Workshop by Mamta Sagar
Time: 10:00 AM Venue: MCC School

Workshop by Mamta Sagar


29-11-2016

Workshop by Anitha Thampi
Time: 09:00 AM Venue: Madras University

Workshop by Anitha Thampi


07-09-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 10:30 AM Venue: SDNB Vaishnav College

Poetry reading by Abdul Rasheed, Christian Filips, Lalnunsanga Ralte, Nicolai Kobus, Orsolya Kalasz, Sukirtharani, Sukumaran and Veerankutty.


29-11-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 12:00 PM Venue: Stella Maris College

Poetry reading by Ali Akbar Natiq, Daniela Danz, Hendrik Jackson, Sajjad Sharif, Shahnaz Munni, Somasundarampillai Pathmanathan.


29-11-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Goethe-Institut – Max Mueller Bhavan

Poetry reading by Abdul Rasheed, Ali Akbar Natiq, Anita Thampi, Christian Filips, Daniela Danz, Hendrik Jackson, Lalnunsanga Ralte, Mamta Sagar, Nicolai Kobus, Orsolya Kalász, Sajjad Sharif, Shahnaz Munni, Somasundarampillai Pathmanathan, Sukirtharani, Sukumaran.


30-11-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 10:00 AM Venue: MCC School

Poetry reading by Ali Akbar Natiq, Daniela Danz, Hendrik Jackson, Sajjad Sharif, Shahnaz Munni.


30-11-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 10:00 AM Venue: Anna Adarsh College

Poetry reading by Abdul Rasheed, Christian Filips, Lalnunsanga Ralte, Orsolya Kalasz, Mamta Sagar.


30-11-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 10:30 AM Venue: Ethiraj College

Poetry reading by Anitha Thampi, Nicolai Kobus, Sukirtharani, Sukumaran, Somasundarampillai Pathmanathan, Veerankutty.


30-11-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 02:00 PM Venue: Madras University

Poetry reading by Abdul Rasheed, Ali Akbar Natiq, Anita Thampi, Christian Filips, Daniela Danz, Hendrik Jackson, Lalnunsanga Ralte, Mamta Sagar, Nicolai Kobus, Orsolya Kalász, Sajjad Sharif, Shahnaz Munni, Somasundarampillai Pathmanathan, Sukirtharani, Sukumaran.


01-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 10:00 AM Venue: MCC College

Poetry reading by Keki Daruwalla, Arundathi Subramaniam.


01-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 11:30 AM Venue: SDNB Vaishnav College

Poetry reading by Keki Daruwalla, Arundathi Subramaniam.


01-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 10:00 AM Venue: Ethiraj College

Poetry reading by Bina Sarkar Ellias and Sudeep Sen.


01-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 11:30 AM Venue: MGR Janaki College

Poetry reading by Bina Sarkar Ellias and Sudeep Sen.


01-12-2016

Book Launch
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Amdavadi Restaurant, T.Nagar

Book launch by Raghavendra Madhu, Sudeep Sen and Anupama Raju.


02-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 10:00 AM Venue: MCC College

Poetry reading by Bina Sarkar Ellias and Shuvashree Chowdhury.


02-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 11:30 AM Venue: SDNB Vaishnav College

Poetry reading by Bina Sarkar Ellias and Shuvashree Chowdhury.


02-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 09:00 AM Venue: Anna Adarsh College

Poetry reading by Keki Daruwalla and Sudeep Sen.


02-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 10:30 AM Venue: WCC College

Poetry reading by Keki Daruwalla.


02-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 09:00 AM Venue: Ethiraj College

Poetry reading by Arundathi Subramaniam and Anupama Raju.


02-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 12:00 PM Venue: Stella Maris College

Poetry reading by Arundathi Subramaniam and Anupama Raju.


02-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 08:30 AM Venue: Kalakshetra

Poetry reading by Akshay Manwani.


02-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 02:00 PM Venue: Madras University

Poetry reading by Akshay Manwani.


02-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 05:30 PM Venue: Asian College of Journalism

Poetry reading by Akshay Manwani.


02-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Apparao Gallery

Poetry reading by Keki Daruwalla, Arundathi Subramaniam and Bina Sarkar Ellias.


03-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: The Park – Screening Room

Poetry reading by Akshay Manwani.


05-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 09:00 AM Venue: Women's Christian College

Poetry reading by Charles Stein and George Quasha.


05-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 10:00 AM Venue: Guru Nanak College.

Poetry reading by Raghavendera Madhu and Suvashree Chowdry.


05-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: InKo Centre

Poetry reading by Raghavendera Madhu, Suvashree Chowdry, Charles Stein and George Quasha.


06-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 10:00 AM Venue: Guru Nanak College.

Poetry reading by Charles Stein and George Quasha.


06-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 09:00 AM Venue: Anna Adarsh College for Women

Poetry reading by Rachael Long and Raghavendra Madhu


06-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 11:30 AM Venue: Ethiraj College for Women.

Poetry reading by Rachael Long and Raghavendra Madhu .


06-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 02:00 PM Venue: Madras University.

Poetry reading by Charles Stein and George Quasha.


05-12-2016

Workshop by Rachael Long
Time: 06:00 PM Venue: British Council.

Workshop by Rachael Long


07-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 08:45 AM Venue: Kalakshetra.

Poetry reading by Priya Sarukkai Chabria.


07-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 10:30 AM Venue: MGR Janaki College of Arts and Science for Women.

Poetry reading by Priya Sarukkai Chabria.


07-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 09:00 AM Venue: Kumararani Meena Muthiah College of Arts and Science.

Poetry reading by Charles Stein and George Quasha.


07-12-2016

Poetry Slam Contest
Time: 08:45 AM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras.

Poetry Slam Contest.


08-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 08:45 AM Venue: Kalakshetra.

Poetry reading by Charles Stein and George Quasha.


08-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 09:00 AM Venue: Kumararani Meena Muthiah College of Arts and Science.

Poetry reading by Renuka Narayanan and Ajinkya Shenava.


08-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 09:00 AM Venue: Stella Maris College for Women.

Poetry reading by Priya Sarukkai Chabria.


08-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 03:00 PM Venue: Anna Adarsh College for Women.

Poetry reading by Renuka Narayanan and Ajinkya Shenava.


08-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: eAmbalam.

Poetry reading by Priya Sarukkai Chabria .


09-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 08:45 AM Venue: Kalakshetra.

Poetry reading by Renuka Narayanan and Ajinkya Shenava.


09-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 10:30 AM Venue: MGR Janaki College of Arts and Science for Women.

Poetry reading by Charles Stein and George Quasha.


09-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Craveyard Café.

Poetry reading by Renuka Narayanan and Ajinkya Shenava.


10-12-2016

Book Launch
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Spaces.

Book launch by Perumal Murugan.


12-12-2016

Film Screening
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Goethe Institut

Documentary Film Screeing - Arunagiri Perumale.


13-12-2016

Blank Page by Tamaasha Theatre
Time: 10:30 AM Venue: Madras Christian College.

Blank Page by Tamaasha Theatre


13-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 09:00 AM Venue: Anna Adarsh College for Women.

Poetry reading by Hwang Yuwon


13-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 01:30 PM Venue: Hindu Senior Secondary School.

Poetry reading by Hwang Yuwon


13-12-2016

Blank Page by Tamaasha Theatre
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Spaces.

Blank Page by Tamaasha Theatre


14-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 10:00 AM Venue: Ethiraj College for Women.

Poetry reading by Hwang Yuwon.


14-12-2016

Poetry Reading
Time: 12:00 PM Venue: Stella Maris College for Women.

Poetry reading by Hwang Yuwon.


14-12-2016

Performance by Astad Deboo
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Alliance Francaise of Madras

Eternal Embrace performance by Astad Deboo.


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