Toto Funds the Arts
in association with the
British Council Library, Bangalore
is delighted to invite you to
the fifth lecture of our series Creative Journeys
Date: Friday, 6 March 2015 | Time: 6.30 p.m.
Venue: The British Council Library, Prestige Takt, 23 Kasturba Road Cross (Opp Visvesvaraiah Industrial and Technological Museum)
It’s been a little over a decade since the first of Sampurna Chattarji’s thirteen books came out. What has that journey across genres been like? Is there a narrative that holds it all together? In an attempt to answer these (and other) questions, Sampurna will share extracts from her work and experiences from her life as a poet, fiction-writer, children’s author, translator, editor and general mad-hatter.
SAMPURNA CHATTARJI’s thirteen books include four poetry titles: The Scorpion (Harper21, 2013), Absent Muses (Poetrywala, 2010), The Fried Frog (Scholastic, 2009) and Sight May Strike You Blind (Sahitya Akademi, 2007). Her two novels, Rupture (2009) and Land of the Well (2012) are both from HarperCollins. Sampurna is the editor of Sweeping the Front Yard (SPARROW, 2010), which brings together poetry and prose by women writing in English, Malayalam, Telugu and Urdu. She was the 2012 Charles Wallace Writer-in-Residence from India at the University of Kent, Canterbury. Her short-story collection Dirty Love (Penguin, 2013), is about Bombay/Mumbai; and Selected Poems (Harper Perennial, 2014) her translation of the Bengali poet Joy Goswami’s work, was recently shortlisted for the inaugural Khushwant Singh Memorial Poetry Prize. http://sampurnachattarji.wordpress.com/
The Creative Journeys Lecture Series provides a platform for both younger and more experienced writers, filmmakers, performing artists and visual artists to speak about the influences, impulses, processes and thinking that have shaped the art they produce.