Thursday, February 23, 2006

Literary groups in Mumbai

Guess you might have read last months Time Out which spoke of literary groups in Mumbai. Caferati was one among them. India Today too had an article on the same topic in the Simply Mumbai section. I've just compiled a list from the two. Spoken to a couple of moderators and got a little more details. Thought I would share it, since I've already done some ground work.

Blithe Spirits
Group of PG Wodehouse enthusiats who meet in Worli on last Sunday of each month.

Contact :

Literary minded folks who meet online at
This months real world meeting is at Kaifi Azmi Park, Juhu at 4:00PM on the 26th.
No membership fee.

Juhu Book Club
Monthly reading group. Free to join. Just need to love Reading. This month's book is "No God in Sight" by Altaf Tyrewala. Meeting 24th Feb at 7:30 with the author. You can check details of the other books we have read at

No membership fee.

Contact :

A Poetry focussed group that meets at the Sunken Gardens at the NCPA on First & Third Tuesdays of every month at 5:30 pm

No membership fee.

To be a member fo this group, email

Contact :

Indian chapter of International association of Poets, Playwrights, editors, Essayists & Novelists. They hold regular readings and workshops. You can be an Associate member or a full member. No qualifications to be an Associate Member. . One has to have 2 published works for full membership.

The group meets once a month at Theosophy Hall. 3rd Floor. Marine Lines.
Membership fee is currently being restructured.

Contact :
Or Tel : 22039024

The Poetry Circle
A workshop for both established poets & budding versifiers. They meet in the Fort area on the Second Friday of each month at the Kitab Mahal (4th Floor) D N Road.

To be a member fo this group, email
No membership fee.

Contact :

The Cha Writers Club & Booklovers Club
The Cha Writers club is open to all. To join the Booklovers club one has to be above 18. Both groups meet once a month at the Oxford Bookstore, Apeejay house, 3, Dinsha Vachcha Road, Churchgate.

No membership fee.

To be a member of this group, email at


parul said...

Heyt thanks for this. Am looking for serious editorial support for a series of book projects we are working on (see

Hope these help.


Anonymous said...

helllo kim,

Found the writings very exciting.

U know of any good public speaking clubs in mumbai.


Kim said...

can't think of anything offhand other than the toastmasters club.

Been some time since I left Mumbai and I dont have the most uptodate info. I'm sure you will be able to find the numbers if you call Just dial or some such similar service.

Anonymous said...

R u toking abt the Bandra Toastmasters??

Hows the crowd over there?

Thanks for the information shared so far