A week of poetry

The eighth edition of Poetry with Prakriti will be held from December 3 – 10. The event is presented by The Hindu Lit for Life 2015 festival and is a precursor to it as well. The week-long festival showcases 25 eminent and emerging poets from India and abroad presenting readings of their poems to intimate audiences in venues across the city, from schools, colleges, cafes and galleries to IT parks, public parks and commercial establishments. Each reading is followed by interactions with the audience. The poets include Virginia Jealous, Kaye Aldenhoven, Dirk Huelstrunk, Geralyn Pinto, Alvin Pang, Manohar Shetty, Suman Sridhar, Subhadip Maitra and Shobhana Kumar, among others. There will also be a Poetry Slam for students on December 9 at the Alliance Française de Madras where the first three winners are awarded cash prizes. It is open to school and college students between the ages of 14 to 18 and 19 to 23.

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