Sunday, August 19, 2007

22 August/ Gieve Patel Book launch

The PEN All-India Centre is happy to announce its fourth event this August...

THE PEN ALL-INDIA CENTRE & CROSSWORD invite you to the launch of

edited by GIEVE PATEL

Poetry with Young People is an anthology of poems written by students aged between 12 and 18, over a decade, at the Rishi Valley School. These poems have emerged from a series of annual workshops conducted at the School by eminent poet, painter and playwright Gieve Patel.

Patel read to the students from great world poetry, and attempted to impart to them both a sense of poetic form, and the need to write poetry from personal experience and inspiration. The result is an impressive collection of poetry dealing with such varied subjects as mothers, lovers, animals, teachers, the natural world, war, and the environment. Patel writes, in his Introduction to this selection, that the poems are "distinguished by a sense of full-grown awareness".

Well-known stage and screen actor TOM ALTER will read from the book. Two ex-students of Rishi Valley School, Natasha Vakil and Ashesh Dhawale, will also read with him. The discussion will be moderated by Ranjit Hoskote.

Date: 22 August (Wednesday)
Time: 7 pm
Place: Crossword Bookstore, Kemp's Corner

Ranjit Hoskote
Hon. Secretary-Treasurer

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