(Picture) Colin Cheney reading the translated version of Zakariya Amataya’s poem.
“We are living in an age where humans are swamped with more printed words than ever before, whether from Facebook, Twitter, text messages or email. And yet those words are fleeting. Poetry, with its slow-sinking gravity, can be really important at a time when so much fast language is being spewed. It can serve as a way to slow things down and let people appreciate every syllable, vowel, thought and sentence.
A special poetry reading night was one of the highlights of the literary summit hosted by Chulalongkorn University, Asia Pacific Writers and the SEA Write committee last week. Several poets, Thai and non-Thai, gave readings, and we talked to two of them who helped organise the event and who aspire to blow poetic winds in the direction of prose-prone readers.”
Lack of synthesis between archaeology, fine arts and literature is one of the biggest lacunae in Indian archaeology, said experts at a regional archaeology workshop on 'archaeology of western Maharashtra' in the city on Monday.
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Twitter has already changed the way we communicate. Now the microblogging service is inviting creative writers to transform the way stories get told on Twitter.
““We’re looking for new, creative, exciting ideas that will push the bounds of how we tell stories on Twitter,” says the online submission form. The Twitter Fiction Festival will take place entirely online, based on the #twitterfiction hashtag.
“Tell us how you are going to explore content formats that already exist on Twitter — short story in tweets, a Twitter chat, live-tweeting — or, even better, how you’ll create a new one,” says the call for ideas. “How will you work with our real-time global platform, where anyone can contribute to your story at any moment? The proposal must fit into the time window of our five-day festival — but that means that a project could run for the length of the festival, or just for an hour.””
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