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Lekhana – The Bangalore Lit Fest 2012!

So the Bangalore Lit Fest has been in the works for a while now, and finally the schedules are out, the logo is done, there are handy links I can handily link you to the website, which among other things, says:

Dear friends in the Bangalore literary community

We are delighted to announce that Toto Funds the Arts, Sangam House, Deshakaala and Reading Hour along with the National Gallery of Modern Art, have come together to organise Bangalore’s first literary weekend, Lekhana.

The dates are February 10, 11 and 12, 2012 and the venue is the NGMA on Palace Road.

The theme for the weekend is “The City.” There will be panel discussions, readings by local writers and by those from more distant lands, performances and a dedicated Lekhana bookstore at Smriti Nandan. And there are contests in writing and photography for young people as well…

Do join us as we bring together the many writers and the many literary cultures and languages that inhabit the city.

Admission is free and open to all.

… and also to the schedule, which is chock-full of city-style things you might want to be a part of!

Paul Kearney’s series cancelled

I haven’t read the latest installment of The Sea Beggars: This Forsaken Earth, by Paul Kearney. I am one of those little drops of water that did not enlarge, enhance, and generally add to Kearney’s sales. And, well, Bantam (UK) Spectra (US) have pulled the plug.

I am extremely disappointed, because Kearney’s The Mark of Ran was excellent. It was powerful, old and new at once. It was guts and heart and tears.

It’s not my fault, I’m just one person. And there have been SO many books. I was going to get around to tFotE. I’d write a review and tell people. Someday. Not many people read my reviews (at wotmania and here) anyway. It never seemed important.


Well. It was.

EDIT: I bought it. Copies are running out. 😦