A platform for poets and budding and established artists to be hosted at the David Sassoon Library & Reading Room, Kala Ghoda.
Literary events, especially open-mics have proven that India has no dearth of talent. To take this to another level, this event will have well-known and established artists performing.
This will help boost the confidence of young, budding artists as well as be a great opportunity to find ways to collaborate with one another.
20 Performances // 5 mins each
This is NOT an Open-Mic! A list of performers have been pre-decided. If time permits, people will be given time to perform their piece.
Hosted by Karina Pandya
Videography will be done for the event
There is no language barrier.
This event is divided into two parts:
1st Part will be dedicated to performances by achievers and veterans (Amole Gupte, Mayank Shekhar and Menka Shivdasani) in the field.
2nd Part will be dedicated to performances by a range of poets, writers, comedians, bloggers, singers, etc. It will give them an opportunity to showcase their talent.
Entry - FREE!
Key features of the event:
a) Amole Gupte (film director and actor) will share some of his work as a fiilm maker
b) Menka Shivdasani, founder member of Poetry circle and co-author of two collections of poetry - Nirvana at Ten Rupees and Stet will be sharing some insights about poetry and also recite.
c) Mayank Shekhar - established film critic, journalist and author will give a talk about his journey as a film critic and recite some of his work.
d) Audience size:30-50
Some of the trending poets whose poems have gone viral online & who will be performing include:
Best of Unerase:
Aranya Johar (Co-founder at More Than Mics and best known for her poems -A Brown Girl's Guide to Gender that hit one million views in two days)
Sudeep Pagedar (The Privileges Of A Penis)
Simar Singh- Founder of UnErase Poetry, he is a stand up comedian and spoken word artist.
Jackie Thakkar-Popular for his spoken word and stand up comedy acts.
Navaldeep Singh-a power packed performer known for his creations like Tiranga
Rakesh Tiwari- Well known Hindi poet in Mumbai Poetry circuit
Ramneek Singh - He writes and performs in Hindostani. His Poems range from social to political. He has been part of many poetry festivals.He is best known for his explosive poetry - Jhelum.
Other Featured Poets
Kunal Jhawar (Founder of K3 - A Personalised Poetry Platform)
Hussain Haidry- A very well known Viral poet, who is best known for his poem Hindustani-Musalmaan
Zoran Saher- Creative Writer, actor, social media influencer and Founder of the blog - The Local Outsider
Dwijal Mehta She is a stand-up comedienne, professional writer- creative, content, copy and fiction. Lets see what she brings to the stage!
Zoheb Khan- An actor, dreamer and a spoken word poet, he is known to ravel into his imagination through poetic words. Being a theatre actor he brings in elements of theatre into his performances.
Aishwarya Geete - She loves to write about experiences, socail satire and dark humour; but she yet calls herself an aspiring poet.
Khan Faisal Barkaati
Faizan Faizz -His aggressive style of poetry has made him quite popular in the Mumbai Poetry Circle. His performance will trigger the adrenaline rush within you in seconds.
Ababil Hussain - one of the youngest stand-up comedians in the city (a literal new kid on the block, one might say) he has performed at various venues such as QTUBE Café and Tuning Fork
Neeraj Pandey - well known for his Hindi poetry, screenplay and songs.
About the organiser:
Karina Pandya is a poet, web content writer, digital consultant and visiting faculty at MBA colleges. She is also a co-organiser of entrepreneur events (that have taken place at Sydenham & Khalsa College).
She has studied at Sophia Polytechnic, Berkeley University and worked at a number of reputed firms including iProspect Communicate2, Spenta Multimedia and Zee TV.