Friday, January 11, 2013

Lekhana 2013

Out of Print is proud to partner Lekhana 2013. Our afternoon on 'dialogue in short fiction' includes a panel of writers examining the impact of dialogue on a short stories, a forum discussion on the transfer of regional and colloquial speak on writing. Serious writers may apply for our workshop that will take place Saturday 19, January at 1 pm.

Below, what Lekhana is all about:

Lekhana 2013 follows Lekhana 2012 as a special space and time where Bangalore's writers interact with each other and with readers.

The theme for this year is 'Writing the Spoken Word' with an emphasis on poetry, drama, oral histories and dialogue in fiction and film.

Join us at Jagriti in Whitefield for three days of readings, conversations about literature, performances and workshops, including workshops for children.

Entirely free and open to all.

Lekhana 2013 is brought to you by Bhoomija, Sangam House, Out of Print Magazine, booksTALK and Jagriti.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Out of Print workshop at Lekhana

The Out of Print workshop at Lekhana 2013

Up to ten writers in for a short intense master class on crafting dialogue in short fiction

Conducted by creative writing expert, Rebecca Lloyd,

Saturday, 19 January, 2013, starting at noon. Panel and forum that follow will begin at 3 pm

Writers with experience, please send 500-1000 word sample to

Subject line: Out of Print-Lekhana workshop

Cut and paste the sample into the body of the email please

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Out of Print at Lekhana 2013: Dialogue in Short Fiction

Excited to report that Out of Print is partnering Bangalore’s 2013 literary gathering, Lekhana. The event takes place on January 18th , 19th , and 20th .

Organised by Sangam House, Lekhana 2012 brought a wonderful, committed gathering of Bangalore residents interested in literature to the NGMA premises. Readings, discussions, presentations, theatre in a warm and genuine atmosphere of love for literature was what set the gathering apart.

This year, Lekhana will be on the grounds of Jagriti Theatre and the theme is ‘writing the spoken word’. Out of Print has been involved with the marvellous Arshia Sattar in some of the discussions on oral histories. But the thrust of our engagement is on 'dialogue in short fiction'.

The impact and the crafting of dialogue in short fiction will be examined via a panel discussion and a forum. Also, there will be the amazing opportunity of a workshop conducted by Rebecca Lloyd, one of the most interesting and sensitive writing mentors in the business. Writer and editor, Rebecca Lloyd who is in India during Lekhana, will lead ten participants through a master class on working with dialogue. Do grab the chance if you are in Bangalore on the afternoon of Saturday, January 19th.

Keep an eye on our facebook page for more.