Poetry workshop
Saturday, 15 July 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

British Council invites you to join Pervin Saket for an evening that celebrates poetry and also looks into its tradition of persuasion and protest. This specially-curated session will explore creative expression from across centuries and nations, and culminate in a reading of modern protest poetry.

The highlights of the evening include:

  • A discussion on kinds of persuasion - social, personal, political - in poetry, with examples from popular British, and lesser-known poems.
  • Readings of Pervin Saket's poems from her collection 'A Tinge of Turmeric' and from poems anthologised elsewhere.  
  • An open session exploring the continued relevance of poetry in our times and the space that the poet occupies.
  • Inviting audience members and emerging poets to read their work.

Open to individuals14 years and above. Members and non-members are welcome. Entry to the event is free on first-come first-served basis. 

Venue: Artsphere, 402 Fourth Floor, North Court Building, Near Jogger’s Park, Kalyani Nagar, Pune 411 006

Date & Time: 15 July 2017, 4.00 p.m to 5.30 p.m

About Pervin Saket

Pervin Saket is a writer, editor and a creative writing facilitator. She is the author of a novel, Urmila’, a children’s series ‘Adventures @ Miscellaneous Shelf Four’ and of a collection of poetry‘A Tinge of Turmeric’. Pervin is a certified Creative Writing Trainer for British Council and is an alumnus of creativewriting courses from IIT-Kanpur and St Xavier’s, Mumbai. Pervin Saket has previously taught at English Literature at St. Andrews College, Mumbai. 

To register, write to Sugandhi.V@britishcouncil.org with your name, age and mobile number or call us 0120-4569000/0120-6684353

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