Desi Writers Lounge Reading Venue

Venue’s been confirmed.

Cafe Incantare. It’s a little place right next to Pizza Hut in F-10 Markaz. You’ll need to go down a few stairs, but the board’s there so it’s hard to miss.

Time’s 5pm. Date’s June 08, 2008.

The formal invitation: Sunday, June 08, 2008 @ Cafe Incantare – 5pm. Dress to impress (lol!).

Remember to send in your work well before June 08, 2008 if you’d like to have it read out and give us time to sort through everything. Deadlines aren’t there, but work will be served up first come, first serve. All material can be sent to this address. Hope to hear from you soon!


Desi Writers Lounge Reading: Part 2

A heads up: we’re planning the next reading in a series held by Desi Writers Lounge in Islamabad. As before, we’re asking members in the city, or out of towners who would like to participate, to start sending in their material (short stories, poetry, rambles…it all goes!) to

Unfortunately, because we’ll be pressed for time, we’ll have to defer reading of some pieces to future readings. For this purpose, we’ve eliminated any deadlines…if you’re interested in having your work read out and workshopped “live” so to speak, then start sending in your material. Please remember: this is open to people outside of the Lounge as well, so if you know anyone who’d be interested and wants to have their work discussed, pass our email address along. We’ll unveil the time, date and venue in the coming days so keep an eye out for this space! As always, if you have any questions, you know where to find me…

Funky Designers Wanted!

So it’s official: we’re going to be taking Desi Writers Lounge to the streets in the form of bookmarks distributed to local bookstores, nationwide…or at least wherever our members are and who are prepared to canvas the neighborhood.

Before we go there however, we need fresh faced, funky graphic designers. So if you’re interested, know that you will be compensated for your work. Send in your bids as well as a portfolio of past work (if applicable) to the following address:

The word’s out…pass this along to your friends and their friends; we’re on the market and we’re looking. If you think you’re creative, have a funky idea or have a designing bone in your body, mosey along over.


DWL Reading: Part Deux

The date for our next reading has tentatively been set for Sunday, May 24 2008. Venues will be announced once we’ve received confirmation. If you’re in Islamabad and you want to participate, please begin sending in your pieces to While we cannot promise that your work will be read out, given the time limitations we have, you are encouraged to participate nonetheless, if not in a reading capacity then in a listening and critiquing one. Our readings are more along the lines of workshops, so if you’re interested (and keeping this in mind), drop us a line.

Readings are planned throughout the summer with a six week lapse between each which means late May, late June-early July and late August.

The second reading in the series will have time lines and specific durations for which a piece can be read and critiqued, to ensure that we can fit in at the very least, three pieces in one sitting including breaking for tea.

Though this has not been promoted as such, as our other readings have been planned, we will still be announcing the venue, time and date of the reading on both this blog and the main website. So if you’re interested in participating in whatever capacity, please email us by May 17th so we can make the necessary arrangements.

That’s it.