‘ello peoples! So we’ve finally settled on a date for the reading. Details are what follow.
The What: Desi Writers Lounge Reading #5
The When: Sunday, March 15 @ 5 PM
The Where: The Paper Microphone (details and registration info here)
The Details: We’re doing something different and inviting you to register for the event, including whether you’ll be a reader or writer and whether you’d like critique if it’s the latter.
The Important Stuff: Write in to email@example.com with your material no later than March 12, to be considered.
Please, spread the word! We’ve also created an event on FB (although you’re requested to register via the site). Here’s the link to our group if you didn’t know about it earlier. 🙂
Our first 2009 reading has been planned for Sunday, March 15 @ 5 pm (sharp) at the Paper Microphone, a cafe built to serve the purposes of events like these.
However, in the future we’re planning other events like Poetry and Prose Workshops (including a possible series of summer workshops aimed at grades 8-10 and possibly beyond; it’s all under discussion). Aside from the workshops, we’re bringing you a book club in the future which will naturally be open to members outside of the Lounge. The entire point of these events is to bring together like minded people and offer them activities that are hitherto relatively unknown in this country of ours.
If you’re interested in any of the above, soon we’ll have an event registration/reminder so people can register for an event and we’ll be notified and can make the necessary arrangements. This will be in place before the flyers and other promotional material is handed out.
The workshops will be limited to 15 people/session, since that’s a manageable group of people and still maintains a comfortable rapport between the attendees.
Needless to say, we’re extremely excited about the above ventures. We’ll create FB events for the readings and book club.
It’s important to note the difference between our readings (where writers who present their work receive light feedback only) and a workshop (which will involve heavy critiquing and writing in a close knit, but nonetheless intense environment). The book club will involve reading books together and discussing the impact, etc. Again, details are being ironed out. This space will be updated accordingly.
But meanwhile, we’re moving forward!
Now that the e-zine is out of the way, at least for the next few months, we’re jumpstarting our reading series again. This new series; new because it’s a brand new year, will be marketed around town so you’re encouraged to write in to firstname.lastname@example.org to send in your material.
Like our past readings, this is more of a writer’s workshop where we collectively offer insights and opinions on a piece if you’re open to that kind of thing. If you’d just like to read it to an audience, we provide a listening ear too.
We’re excited for this run, hopeful that more people will get to know just what we do at the Desi Writers Lounge, so keep a look out for our posters and/or fliers and if you have an idea for what else we can do, to boost our rep, write in the comments and let us know. 🙂