Arts Festival in India

I recently learned about an arts festival taking place in India from the 2nd – 10th February 2008 called the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival. It’s been taking place since 1999 and is named after the area in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) where it’s taking place.

Sadly, I can’t find any current festival information on their site, although prior years are there. Luckily, there is info at the Caferati blog, although that seems mainly limited to the contests – flash fiction, for example, although there are others including poetry, photography, and more. There’s also an open book pitch, complete with talent scouts from publishing houses and a few agents.

Sadly, the URLs that lead to where a person would actually submit their entry are still not there, and information is rather scant. Hopefully that will be corrected soon.

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Literary Events in Sri Lanka

Fahim told me about two literary events taking place in Sri Lanka this month – The Galle Literary Festival 2008 and Book Buzz 2008.

The second annual Galle Literary Festival 2008 takes place in Galle, at the south west end of the island from Wednesday the 16th to Sunday the 20th of January. There are lectures, debates, book launches, films, panel discussions, and more. There are some free events, although most have a charge. Details on the website.

Book Buzz 2008 is sponsored by the British Council in Sri Lanka and takes place in Kandy on January 19th and in Colombo on January 22nd. Seating is on a first come first served basis with no indication of cost.

If you know of more literary or related events taking place in Sri Lanka, please let me know. I’d love to add them to the list!