Literary Calender: February

(1) 2.2.17 Thursday
Kora Kagaz: Creative Writing Competition
09:00 – 12:00 ; PGDAV College, Nehru Nagar
PGDAV College invites entries both in English and Hindi.

(2) 2.2.17-4.2.17
Kolkata Literature Festival

12:00 – 20:30 ; Milan Mela Grounds.
Near Trade Fair Grounds, Kolkata, West Bengal
The Kolkata Literature Festival is the culminating event of the International Kolkata Book Fair 2017 .A plethora of top authors and panelists, a line-up of riveting sessions and a chance to interact one-on-one with the authors you love.

(3) 3.2.17 Friday
Kalamkaar Literature Festival
10:00 – 17:00 ; Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Dwaraka
A day of fun-filled festivity for literature lovers, a cultural explosion of colours, music, entertainment, cuisines and art.

(4) 3.2.17 Friday
You’ve Got Mail (Expressions at Tarang ’17)
09:00 – 12:00 ; Lady Sri Ram College, South Campus
Expressions brings to you a letter-writing event. This epistolary event will challenge your creative facets by giving you on the spot situations that you have to use to write letters to people assigned to you.

(5) 3.2.17 Friday
War of Words
10:00 – 13:00 ; Indira Gandhi Technical university For Women, Kashmere Gate
Debating is not just having opinions, but also knowing how to put them forward in the best possible way. Brush up your knowledge, Prepare the banters because the stage is set. The curtain rises. The game is on!

(6) 4.2.17 Saturday
Abhivyakti- Tarang Creative Writing Competitions

09:00 am onwards ; Lady Sri Ram College, South Campus
The LSR Hindi Literary Society, invites entries for ‘Spandan’(poetry recitation) and ‘Harf’ (short-story writing).

(7) 4.2.17 Saturday
Write Me a Tale (Expressions at Tarang ‘17)

09:00 – 12:00 ; Lady Sri Ram College, South Campus
You have pen, paper and a short silent film to come up with an amazing script for this competition.

(8) 5.2.17 Sunday
Delhi – BYOB Meet #36

15:00 – 18:00 ; Central Delhi
For the first General Meeting of the BYOB this year, book-lovers are not restricted by any specific theme. So bring any book that you want to talk about with like-minded people.

(9) 5.2.17 Sunday
Things Only Get Verse (Expressions at Tarang ‘17)

09:00 – 12:00 ; Lady Sri Ram College, South Campus
Expressions presents an event that calls for dialogical poetry. If you are a fan of novels, sagas, television shows, movies and all things fandom-y, then this is the event you belong in.

(10) 8.2.17 Wednesday
Wordsmith ‘17

10:30-13:30 ; Ramjas College, North Campus
The annual festival of Ramjas Literary Society, Wordcraft has some pretty interesting events lined up for this year.

(11) 9.2.17 Thursday
Poetry Slam

10:00 – 12;00 ; Hindu College, North Campus
The Parliament of Hindu College in association with The Literary Society invites you for an event of Slam Poetry and Open Mic – organised as part of Mushairah – the annual literary festival of the college on 9th of February

(12) 10.2.17-12.2.17 Friday
5th Delhi Literature Festival

17:00 -20:00 ; Dilli Haat, INA
The fest includes panel discussions, book readings, book launches, workshops, performances,poetry, music and much more, by renowned speakers, authors and artists, amidst the colourful and festive surroundings of food, cuisines and handicrafts stalls from across the country.

(13) 11.2.17 Saturday
Book Launch – Not Just a Housewife (Poems by Cecilia Abraham)

17:00-19:00 ; Kunzum Travel Cafe, T-49, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas Village
Calling all Poets, Poetry Lovers, Wordsmiths and Slam artists to come and be a part of the launch of ‘Not Just a Housewife’. ‘Not just a Housewife’ is Cecilia Abraham’s debut book of poetry and marks the first time that an Indian poetess has crowdfunded for her book.

(14) 11.2.17 Saturday
Novella – Slam Poetry

10:30-13:00 ; Daulat Ram College
Fight with lips, Not fists. Create, carol, confront and get there. Play on and bestow upon the muses. Check in for the Slam Poetry Competition, Novella’17 of Daulat Ram College.

(15) 12.2.17 Sunday
Of Ghosts, Ghouls and, Graveyards!

09:30-11:30 ; Kashmere Gate Metro Station
Beyond Delhi opens it’s new walk “Of Ghosts, Ghouls & Graveyards” that digs into stories from six feet under and other places lost in time.

(16) 12.2.17 Sunday
Ismat’s Love Stories at IHC

07:00-21:00 ; Indian Habitat Centre
A play about the Urdu writer Ismat Chughtai, her writings, and her friendship with Saadat HasanManto. The performance will be followed by Q&A with the team.

(17) 14.2.17 Tuesday
Far Far Away (Travel Writing Competition)

14:30-16:00 ; Gargi College

(18) 15.2.17 Wednesday
The Many Meanings of Heritage

11:30-14:30 ; Miranda House College, North Campus
A talk on the changing meanings of “heritage”through history. In conversation: eminent historians Prof. Romila Thapar and Prof. Kumkum Roy.

(19) 16.2.17 Thursday
Daniell Comes to Judgement Book Launch | Niyogi Books

19:00-20:30 ; Gulmohar Hall, Indian Habitat Centre
Come join Keki Daruwalla and engage in conversation with him as he launches his latest work, ‘Daniell Comes to Judgement’.

(20) 17.2.17 Friday
Book Launch – White Crane lend me Your Wings

18:30-20:00 ; Meghdoot Theatre, Rabindra Bhavan, Ferozshah Road
An open inviteto all for the book unveiling of ‘White Crane Lend Me Your Wing: A Tibetan Tale of Love & War’, a posthumous novel by Dr Pemba.

(21) 17.2.17-19.2.17

10:00-21:00 ; Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
A highly popular Urdu festival which celebrates the rich heritage of Urdu language, literature and culture through performances, recitations, mushairas, panel discussions and much more by
distinguished poets and artists.

(22) 19.2.17 Sunday
Gurgaon BYOB-Favorite Anti-hero or Villain

15:00-18:00 ; DLF Phase 5 Sector 43, Gurgaon
Gurgaon continues on its slightly macabre journey through literature. February’s theme is “Favourite Anti-hero or Villain”. Bring your worst! *shudders slightly*

(23) 21.2.17-22.2.17 Tuesday & Wednesday
Refugees: In-Between Lives and Lands – Miranda House Literary Festival 2017

12:45pm onwards ; Miranda House College, North Campus
The Literary Society, Miranda House, is back with their Annual Literary Festival 2017, and this year’s theme of the refugee crisis is highly relevant in the current political scenario.

(24) 24.2.17-25.2.17 Friday & Saturday
Women Writers’ Festival 2017

08:00 – 23:00 ; Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication The festival provides a platform to discuss the issues that concern women professionals in the 21st century. The panel discussions will include pre-eminent writers like Veenu Venugopal, Namita Gokhale, Urvashi Butalia, Amrita Tripathi, Shreyasi Singh and many more.

(25) 26.2.17 Sunday
Soul Slam Delhi

13:00 – 17:00 Antisocial, Hauz Khas Village
An open-mic event where you can share your story through spoken word poetry, storytelling, or any
other performance art.