World Lit: Gitanjali Kolanad

World Lit: Gitanjali Kolanad

This World Lit session features the *2016 Singapore Creative Writing Resident, Gitanjali Kolanad.

Gitanjali turned to writing after more than 40 years as a bharata natyam dancer, teacher and choreographer. Her first short story collection, Sleeping with Movie Stars, was written using words that emulate gestures in a dance, offering an insightful and sensuous telling of a young woman’s coming-of-age experience. It is loosely inspired by her own experience of being sent to Madras in the 1970s where she studied bharata natyam.

Gitanjali will read from her published works and first novel which explores the world of hereditary dancers in the 1920s, just as a new morality was bringing their lifestyle to an end.

This session is moderated by poet Cyril Wong.


When: 8 SEP 2016 at 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Where: living room, The Arts House

Cost: Free with registration

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