What Is It?

Kitab Khana, the iconic bookstore, is hosting the fifth edition of Hundred Thousand Poets For Change, and here’s why we’re going.

A four-day poetry festival, it is geared around using poetry and literature to promote harmony and peace in the world. The first day will see poets reciting poems translated from Marathi, Bengali, French and Urdu. The second day will have readings on women empowerment coupled with a music performance by National Street for Performing Arts Foundation {NSPA}. The third day will see a theatrical production, Popcorn Breasts In A Popcorn World tackling the topic of cancer through a collection of poems. The festival will end with children from several city schools and writers’ organisations getting together for a special programme, ‘We are the World’. There’ll also be an exhibition displaying the creations of the children.

Who Is It For?

If you’re an ardent follower of art and culture in the city, bookmark this for the weekend. The event has been successfully running for the past four years and attracts people from all walks of life. It’s an amazing way to get a crash course in poetry from different dialects, as well as interact with poets, theatre practitioners and others.

Why Should I Go?

It’ll be interesting to meet people with a cultural bent of mind gathering together to discuss issues and revel in some poetry. The event also gives one an insight on the arts scenario of the city.

#LBBTip: RSVP at kitabkhana@gmail.com to ensure your spot. It’s a limited seat event.

Where: Kitab Khana, Somaiya Bhavan, 45/47 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort

When: Thursday, Sep 22- Sunday, Sep 25

Timings: 5.30pm-7.30pm {Sep 22-Sep 24}, 10.30am-1pm {Sep 25}

Contact: 022 61702279

Check out the Facebook event here.

Featured photo courtesy: Kitab Khana