|Sat 14||6.30 PM|
invites you, with your friends,
to the December 2013 session of PEN@Prithvi
A POETRY READING by DOMINIC ALAPAT & ROCHELLE POTKAR
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2013
Time: 6.30 pm onwards
Place: Prithvi House, 1st floor (opposite Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu, Bombay)
ALL ARE WELCOME
Dominic Alapat is the author of two ebooks of poetry: Reeling (2012) and Circling the Sky (2013), published on www.lulu.com. His poems have appeared in poetry journals like nth position, decomP, Miller’s Pond Poetry Magazine, Inclement Poetry Magazine, The Poet’s Haven, Kavya Bharati, and Nether. He has read his work at the Prakriti Poetry Festival in Chennai in 2010, the India Art Festival and the 100 Thousand Poets for Peace reading in Mumbai (2012) and the Kala Ghoda Festival in Mumbai (2013). Born in Kerala in 1973, Alapat grew up in Mumbai and took a BA in Political Science from Mumbai University in 1994. Since then, he has worked in the book trade, journalism and the IT industry. Alapat has been writing poetry for the blog www.woodsmoke.wordpress.com since 2008. His poetry is a freewheeling expression of his thoughts usually with the urban landscape of Bombay as backdrop: streets, trains and ghosts are always crisscrossing his poems. A freelance writer, Alapat currently lives in Mumbai.
Rochelle Potkar is a fiction writer and poet. Her short stories have appeared in Far Enough East, Sein und Werden, The Medulla Review, The Nassau Review, Women Writers, Writer’s Hub, Bewildering Stories, Cantaraville, Muse India, The Bangalore Review, Revenge Ink, Nivasini, Unisun, and Lame Goat Publications. Her poem, ‘Knotted inside me’, was one of the eight shortlisted for The RaedLeaf Poetry India Award 2013 out of 562 entries in the long poem category. She narrated a true-life tale at Tall Tales, June 2013, where her content and performance were lauded. She completed an Advanced Fiction Seminar offered by University of Iowa’s International Writing Program via distance learning, 2013. Born in small-town Kalyan, she craved the big city only to realize that Bombay was a small town in a large world. She now lives in ‘pandoramic’ Mumbai and Bombay, with people real and imagined. Her ebook, The Arithmetic of Breasts and Other Stories, of 7½ literary stories, has just been released on Amazon and Smashwords.
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