UK authors at Literature Festivals

About the event: 

Four authors & poets - Rachel Long, Selina Nwulu, Andrew Dickson, Rebecca Perry - will travel to the major literary festivals across India starting this month, in an effort to localise their content and reach out to new and younger audiences with their recently published works. Follow their journey through Indian literature festivals below:

Rebecca Perry at Mumbai Tata Lit Live: Schedule 

Date Time Programme Venue
19 November 10:30-11:30 You Cheeky Devil ! Literary Quiz with Dilip D'souza, Radhika Vaz, Rebecca Perry, Suhel Seth Godrej theatre, NCPA
20 November 12:00-13:00 Poetry Reading: Poetry reading by Angelica Freitas, Ashwani Kumar, Rebecca Perry, Ranjit Hoskote Little Theatre, NCPA

Selina Nwulu at Times Lit Fest: Schedule 

Dates Cities Venue Theme
23 November New Delhi Modern School Barakhamba Road  Reading for 40 minutes and Q+A with students
24 November Chandigarh  British Council Reading for 40 minutes and Q+A with students
25 November Chandigarh  Shemrock Senior secondary school, Sector 69, Mohali 60 minute programme. Reading for 40 minutes and Q+A with students
25 November Chandigarh Chandigarh Shakespeare Carnival, British Council stall, Leisure Valley, Sector 10    
26 November New Delhi Times Lite fest, India Habitat Centre In conversation with Indrajit Hazra
28 November Kolkata Performance Poetry Session, DPS Megacity   
29 November Jamshedpur Tata Center for Excellence Writing workshop with school students

Rachel Long's Schedule:   

Date

City

Event

Festival/Venue

06 December 2016

Chennai

Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances 

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06 December 2016

Chennai

Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances 

-

07 December 2016

Hyderabad

Poetry reading

The Gallery Cafe - Kalakriti Art Gallery

 

08 December 2016

Hyderabad

Poetry reading

British Council

09 December 2016

Bangalore

Workshop

St. Joseph College

 

10 December 2016

Bangalore

Workshop

British Council

10 December 2016

Bangalore

Poetry reading

Atta Galatta

 

Andrew Dickson at Times Lit Fest: Schedule 

Dates City Time Venue Theme
2 December Mumbai 1330-1430 Mehboob Studio Merchants of Shakespeare: Writer Andrew Dickson and theatreperson Alyque Padamsee say it as you like it.
2 December Mumbai 1145-1245 Mehboob Studio Man-Eater Woman-Hater: What's new, what remains unchanged 
3 December Mumbai 1400-1500 Mehboob Studio All the Man's A Stage: Master of the Shakespearean universe  
6 December Pune 1000-1300 St Mira's College for Girls, Koregaon, Pune Talk folllowed by a writing workshop 
6 December Pune 1700-19:30 IISER Talk followed by a workshop 

About Rachel Long

Rachel Long was born in London, in 1988, to a Nigerian-Sierra Leonean mother and a British father. She holds an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths University, London. Her poems have featured in Magma, The Honest Ulsterman, and The London Magazine. She was awarded a Jerwood/Arvon Mentorship in February 2015, and for a year, worked under the tutelage of Caroline Bird.  

She was shortlisted for Young Poet Laureate for London in 2014. Rachel is the Assistant Tutor on the Barbican Young Poets programme, and is the founder of Octavia: Poetry Collective for Women of Colour, housed at Southbank Centre.

About Rebecca Perry

Rebecca’s first book-length collection, Beauty/Beauty (Bloodaxe Books, 2015), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize for First Full Collection 2016.

In 2014, she worked with the Glej Theatre in Slovenia writing a performance piece and she is now working on a collaborative poetry/photography project in the UK.

She co-edits the online journal Poems in Which and lives in London. 

About Andrew Dickson

Andrew Dickson is a freelance author, journalist and critic, based mainly in London. His essays and reviews have appeared in the New Yorker, the New Statesman, the Wall Street Journal, the London Evening Standard, BBC Culture, and the Guardian.

He worked on the Guardian arts desk from 2005 to 2014. Before that, Andrew was online arts editor, with a brief that also covered art, classical music, photography and architecture. His new book is Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare’s Globe. Travelling across four continents, six countries and 400 years, Worlds Elsewhere is a journey rich in insight and surprise- both cultural history and literary travelogue, and an attempt to understand how Shakespeare has become the international phenomenon he is – and why.

He is also the author of The Globe Guide to Shakespeare (formerly the Rough Guide), a handbook for students and theatregoers, which came out in an updated edition from Profile Books in 2016. 

About Selina Nwulu

Selina Nwulu is a writer, poet and performer. Her work is an exploration of both the personal and political which she weaves with themes of identity, daily observation, nostalgia, and belonging. 

Her work has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies including collections by the RSA (2015), Lunar Poetry (2015) and Emma Press (2014). Her first chapbook collection, The Secrets I Let Slip was published by Burning Eye Books in September 2015.

She has also written for a number of outlets including The Guardian, Red Pepper, the Free Word centre and Sable litmag,