Words Tell Stories - Open Mic - JuneListed by Unknown on Facebook
About the event
Words Tell Stories is an open mic night for poets and lovers of poetry alike. Each poet will have 5 minutes to perform a piece in English/Hindi. The poems must be original and can involve props or music. There are 20 open mic slots and registration is on the spot so do come early and put your name down. Come and enjoy an evening of uninterrupted joy and storytelling.
Our feature for this evening will be the brilliant Rochelle Potkar.
Rochelle Potkar is a fiction writer and poet. Her stories and poems have appeared in several Indian and international publications. A few have won awards. Her first book of short stories, 'The Arithmetic of breasts and other stories' was shortlisted for The Digital Book of the Year Award 2014, by Publishing Next. Her next book, ‘Dreams of Déjà vu’ is a speculative novel. Her poem, ‘Knotted inside me’ was one of the eight shortlisted poems for The RaedLeaf Poetry India Award 2013. She won a second place for her poem ‘Swing’ at the Wordweavers contest 2014. She has read her poetry at 100Thousand Poets for Change, Godrej India Culture Lab, PEN@Prithvi, Prakriti Festival, and at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.She forms the core team of Cappuccino Readings at cafes in Mumbai and is the co-editor of Neesah Magazine.She blogs at: www.rochellepotkar.com.
About the Host:
Rochelle is a page/performance poet who writes about her travels, cultural influences and personal experiences. She has been writing poetry since she was a scrawny 6-year old. Her spoken word journey began in August 2011 in Melbourne. Since then she has won an Encouragement Award at the coveted Doris Leadbetter Poetry Cup, represented Melbourne spoken word on Indifeed, been featured on Peril Magazine as a contemporary Asian-Australian poet, published two zines, won slams and organised poetry events as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. She has recently published a book of poetry titled 'A Converseation in Four Parts' in collaboration with 3 other amazing poets from Mumbai. She has been a judge at the first poetry slam conducted by IIT Mumbai for their Mood Indigo festival in December 2014. She also runs poetry workshops for those who share a love for poetry and those who want to discover it. She endorses hugs.