Now that the reading’s over, we’re turning our attention to organizing future events, more particularly the book club whose official selection may or may not be Muhammad Haneef’s The Case of Exploding Mangoes.
Aside from the above, we’re also working in collaboration with The Paper Microphone to bring out a Desi Writers Lounge corner at the cafe, allowing interested writers to write in any of our four regular columns on the forums: The B*tch Letters, A Writer’s Journal, Khutt and One Day, Two Minutes. They will be writing material on our official letterhead, and will have the option of either taking it with them or leaving it at the cafe for it to be featured on our site.
We will create a separate section here, called ‘DWL @ The Paper Microphone Cafe’ where material written there will be published on our site, as is. Of course, we realize much of the material most especially things like Khutt, which are letters written to receive closure, are extremely personal and may or may not want to be published, so we acknowledge that right to privacy and offer the participants a choice. The important thing, however, is that you’re being inspired to write. Even if it’s not being shared, it’s being written and that’s the most we can hope for. However, you can also post things anonymously, so things can be published on the site anonymously and no one will ever know.
Expect to hear more about the corner in the coming days. Meanwhile, our readings will either be held once a month or once every two months, depending on the organizational skills of our management. Also watch out for the book club.
Should you swing by the cafe, be sure to pick up our fliers and bookmarks on display.
The above text is also in our newsflash ticker on Desi Writers Lounge.net. Clarifying any redundancy issues that may arise.