Upcoming Event – Poetry with Prakriti Monthly Series | Metro Lands


Poetry with Prakriti in association with Bonjour India is organizing a Poetry Reading and illustration with the Metro Lands team. As a part of the programme, excerpts from the book will be read along with illustrations in the Chennai Metro (Ashok Nagar to Shenoy Nagar), followed by the same at Alliance Francaise of Madras.

About Metro Lands
Metro Lands is a collaborative book on the metros of Paris and Mumbai by poets Sampurna Chattarji and Karthika Nair & illustrators Roshni Vyam and Joelle Jolivet.

Date | November 21st, Tuesday
Time | 4:00 PM at Ashok Nagar Metro Station
7:00 PM at Alliance Francaise of Madras (Library)
Entry Free | By Registration Only | Call or WhatsApp +91 73387 33190

About the Poets
Sampurna Chattarji is a poet, fiction-writer and translator with 14 published books, which includes The Fried Frog and other Funny Freaky Feisty Poems and Wordygurdyboom! The Nonsense World of Sukumar Ray.

French-Indian, poet-dance producer/curator, Karthika Naïr calls herself a portmanteau person, “like sofa-beds and motels”, and is the author of several books, including The Honey Hunter (Editions Hélium – Actes Sud/Zubaan Books, 2013), illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet. Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata (HarperCollins India/Arc Publications UK, 2015), her reimagining of the Mahabharata in multiple voices, won the 2015 Tata Literature Live! Award for fiction and was shortlisted for the 2016 Atta Galatta Prize for Fiction. Naïr’s poetry has been widely published in anthologies and journals across the world.

About the Illustrators

Roshni Vyam is a widely-exhibited, much-awarded Gond artist who takes traditional art forms to exciting and experimental new heights. She loves mythology and painting, and is a woman of few words whose art speaks volumes!

Joëlle Jolivet was born in 1965, and as far as she can remember, has always been drawing, painting or engraving… After graphic arts’ and lithography’s studies, Joëlle found her favorite tool of expression in linocut. She illustrated numerous children’s picture books, book covers and novels, and also works regularly for the press. Her books are published throughout the world. She published in India “The Honey Hunter” (Zubaan Books) and “An Indian Beach: By Day and Night” (Tara Books).

About Poetry with Prakriti
‘Poetry with Prakriti’ began in 2007, as a ten-day annual festival. The aim was to get poets from varied backgrounds to read and share their poetry in various languages at different locations across the city. What makes the Poetry with Prakriti unique, is that readings are held in diverse places bringing poetry closer to the public. Some of the poets who have been featured in the past include Alvin Pang, Geralyn Pinto, Bishnu Mohapatra etc. We are delighted to announce that Poetry with Prakriti has become a monthly series since August 2017. Various poetry events and performances are being conducted in different venues every month.








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