We are delighted to invite you to Kunzum Spring Fest on Sunday April 16, 2023 at Theatre Kunzum, GK2, New Delhi.
These fests are a series of literary gatherings that we put together all year round – to celebrate creativity and to promote reading. By bringing together writers, designers, editors and book lovers. We are also marking 2023 as the Year of Reading and events like these are in line with the program’s agenda.
The event will take place at Theatre Kunzum, a 125-seater events space we added to our bookstore in GK2 (New Delhi) recently.
The fest aims to provide a platform enabling both new and established authors to interact with their readers. Listen to them, interact offline, get books signed by them and more.
Live Performance by Sufi Vocalist Radhika Sood Nayak
We end the festival with a baithak with Sufi vocalist Radhika Sood Nayak accompanied by Mohit Kumar on Guitar and Chanchal Singh on Tabla, presented by SaMaPa. Radhika’s love for the poetry of Sufi mystics Baba Bulleh Shah, Sultan Bahu and Shah Hussain has led her to Mumbai Kabir Festival and Kabir Yatras in Rajasthan, Malwa, Telangana and Delhi, among other spaces. The performance will take place from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Open to all. No charges. But voluntary contributions welcome.
WHO CAN ATTEND / HOW TO REGISTER
Open to all. No purchases required or charges to be paid. You can just walk in with family and friends. Register here to be updated about the program and also to be reminded the evening before the event lest it slip your mind.
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2023
Time: Literary sessions and a few cultural performances take place from 10:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m. Radhika Sood Nayak will take the stage 7:00 p.m. onwards.
Venue: Kunzum, M60, M Block Market, Greater Kailash II, New Delhi 110048
Location Pin: Kunzum GK2 (Google Maps might take you to a nearby residential building also numbered M60)
All guests receive a complimentary coupon for tea / coffee (with cookies) and a 20 percent off shopping voucher for books. 🙂
Will be evolving – you can come back here for updates. The images below give you highlights of the same.
Welcome address | Ajay Jain, Mona and Harshali | 10:30am – 10:40am
Monochrome Verses! | Monalisa Joshi | 10:45am – 11:00am
Little Brown Girl! | Avnika Gupta | 11:00am – 11:15am
Her feminism is His too! | Kamakshi Verma | 11:15am – 11:30am
Book Talk | Rooprashi | 11:30am – 11:45am
Creativity in the times of AI | Ajay Jain, Vinita Nangia and Shantanu Ray Chaudhari; Moderated by Dipanker Mukherjee | 11:45am – 12:30pm
Performance | Aayoush Dubey | 12:30pm – 12:45pm
The Grey Women | Madhullika Liddle, Sutapa Basu and Sujata Parashar; Moderated by Anupama Jain | 12:45pm – 1:30pm
The Silent Coup | Josy Joseph and Dr Shalini Mullick | 1:30pm – 1:45pm
The Big Reveal | Anurag Chauhan and Lakshmi Tripathi | 1:45pm – 2:30pm
When Doctors Write! | Dr Monica Mahajan and Dr Shalini Mullick | 2:30pm – 2:50pm
Un-gendering the Workspace | Capt. Manisha Puri and Ankita Srivastava; Moderated by Aashisha Chakraborty | 3:00pm – 3:45pm
The Other, A Book Talk | Kriti Sinha | 3:45pm – 4:00pm
In the Eye of the Storm | Shishir Sinha and GD Bakshi; Moderated by Sandeep Unnithan | 4:00pm – 4:45pm
The Secret of More – A Visual Book Talk | Tejaswini Apte | 4:45pm to 5:00pm
Sensual Women in Art and Literature | Dr. Alka Pande; Moderated by Sutapa Basu | 5:00pm – 5:40pm
Women in Films | Sumant Batra, Rahul Mittra and Ajay Mankotia | 5:45pm – 6:30pm
A Stand Up Performance | Ankita Srivastava | 6:30pm – 6:45pm
A Musical end to the evening | Radhika Sood Nayak | 7:00pm