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    Words Of Worth: This Poetry Group In The City Is Making Hyderabad Shine On The Spoken Word Map

    Shreya posted on 29 March

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    If words are your catharsis, and poetry is your solace — here’s good news for you! Hyderabad Poetry Project is making waves in the city {and beyond} by holding slam poetry events. Poets in the city are serving power-packed performances and you could be one of them.

    Poetry Slams and Workshops

    Since its inception in March, 2017, Hyderabad Poetry Project has come a long way. Drishti Nagda and Akshay Tiwari, two passionate poets realised that although Hyderabad is brimming with talent, and yearning to express, it did not have a strong platform. There were a few poetry events happening in the twin cities, once in a while, but none was consistent enough to build a community of poetry lovers. So with an aim to create an ardent and active community, the two youngsters stated Hyderabad Poetry Project. After all, your productivity is at its highest when you’re a part of a large circle.

    Having started with poetry writing workshops, they soon went on to host multiple spoken word events and workshops {for spoken word and writing} as well. Their first event, saw an audience of over 40 enthusiastic people. They have only been extending their horizons since then and have hosted an audience of over 250. By bringing writers, dreamers and poets together and holding open mics at least once a month — they have made poetry more accessible to Hyderabadis. Now, we know that performance poetry can be nerve-wracking, but don’t you worry! They have come up with an idea wherein if you’re comfortable sharing your write-ups, someone else will read them for you. And you can recite poetry in three different languages — English, Hindi and Urdu.  They have also roped in popular Hindi poet — Amandeep Singh to recite his poems at their events.

     

    Collaborate To Create More

    The group has maintained that they don’t want to compete with other poetry clubs, but rather bring them all together to explore the beauty of poetry. They have collaborated with Write Club Hyderabad and Tale Tellers Troupe India among others, and are willing to work with anyone and everyone as long as the message {that poetry is more than just a hobby} spreads. They even have a YouTube channel showcasing some of the best performances to an international audience.

    They have held events at Jxtapose, FuBar, The Moonshine Project, and more. Their lastest curated event ‘City Slam Hyderabad’ witnessed local poets compete with international poets and one of them took home the title of City Slam Queen. It was a splendid event where the audience enjoyed intense performance, and laughed and cheered. This was a lead-up event to International Storytelling Festival 2018, being held in Hyderabad on 14th April 2018. They also have something exciting coming up in collaboration with Tangy Sessions. So stay tuned! 

    All in all, we think that Hyderabad Poetry Project gives you an experience like no other, and you have to be there to know just why.

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