Poetry Performance & Open Mic
The Poetry Club – Ankita, Siddharth, Lavina, Ramneek
Curated by Deshna Mehta
Date: 12 NOVEMBER
Time: 19:30 – 21:00
Venue: Garcia D’Orta
This live experience was a series of readings on philosophy, science and society, by Siddharth Warrier, Lavina Pereira, Ramneek Singh and Ankita Shah. Their poems were about cities, inner and outer conflicts, the politics of space, the physics between people, and more.
The Poetry Club
TPC is an organization dedicated to enabling more people to read, write, share and enjoy poetry. They are currently a network of over 1000 poetry lovers and enthusiasts who participate in monthly readings & feedback sessions, poetry writing and appreciation workshops, readings of classical and contemporary poetry in multiple languages, and more such programs.
Siddharth Warrier is a Mumbai – based poet and doctor, who is interested in the possibilities of neurology as a basis for explaining human behavior, and thereby, its consequences. His poems explore the interplay of human emotions and scientific phenomena. He has performed at various literature festivals and cultural events across the country, such as the Kala ghoda festival in Mumbai, and Lucknow literature festival. Currently, he works in the department of Neurology at the Sanjay Gandhi institute of medical sciences, Lucknow. He holds an MD Medicine degree from Seth GS and KEM hospital, Mumbai.
Lavina writes poetry to move, inspire, heal, cause action and/or create new thought. Currently, Lavina contributes as an editor to children book writer Mamta Bhatt and finance companyPersonalFN.com. She also dabbles in Food-Eco-Social-Healing projects in Goa and has had a career in HR- Learning and Development.
Ramneek Singh is a Hindustani poet (originally from Jammu) whose poems form a narrative that challenges the mainstream and gives voice to issues that politicians perpetually neglect. He is popular as a poet, activist, satirist and lyricist, covering hard hitting issues such as archaic constitutional laws such as article 370 and 377, the conflict in Kashmir and questioning ideas of freedom in contemporary urban India. He has performed all over the country at events such as IIT Bombay Mood Indigo Culture Fest (Mumbai), Godrej Culture Lab, Difficult Dialogues (Goa), Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (Mumbai), and at various open mics in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Pune and Bangalore.
Ankita Shah works with an arts and culture not-for-profit and also co-runs The Poetry Club (TPC). As a part of TPC, she has curated many poetry reading events in the city including at the Lil Flea, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, AIESEC Mumbai Youth Speak Forum, Canvas Kavita. She has also co-conducted many introductory writing workshops. She has been featured at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2016, Kavya Hotra Goa 2016 and the Poets Translating Poets Festival 2016, amongst others.
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