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Penguin Fever 2017 - literary and cultural festival in Shillong
Date : 9 December 2017



Penguin Random House India, the country's leading English language trade publisher, is delighted to host the first edition of Penguin Fever 2017 - Delhi’s favourite literary and cultural festival, in Shillong on 9th December 2017.

Programme Schedule:

11 am Opening Introduction Penguin Random House India
11.15 am More Bodies Will Fall

An Interactive session on crime and the city with the author Ankush Saikia and actor Merlvin Mukhim

12.15 pm Open Mic Poetry Competition
Poets selected from colleges across the city.
Organised by the Shillong Literary Coterie

2 pm
Poetry of the Hills

Ananya Guha, Amanda Tongper, Don Ryntathiang, Lalnungsanga Ralte, Rimi Nath, Robin Ngangom

3 pm
Open Mic Prize Prizes

The judges: Ananya Guha, Carmo Noronha, Lawyn Pariat

3.15 pm
How to Travel Light- My memories of Madness and Melancholia
The author, Shreevatsa Nevatia in conversation with counselor and special educator, Sony Gill
4.30 pm Dreamers - How Young Indians Are Changing the World
A special preview reading and interaction with author, Snigdha Poonam

5.30 pm
Ghosts of Kingdoms Past:
An interactive session on Graphic Novels
Harsho Mohan Chattoraj presents his graphic novel and chats with contemporary artist Treibor Mawlong
6.45 pm
Live Performance

GRAVITY

Penguin Fever, a one-of-a-kind celebration of books, reading, music, and culture presents a great opportunity for Shillong audiences to interact with authors. It is the first festival of its kind organized by an Indian publisher. Hosted at The Heritage Club, the programme includes readings, discussions, interactive presentations, poetry and an open mic poetry competition in collaboration with colleges across the city, the day will end with live music by local band ‘Gravity’. At this festival we will also offer audiences previews of two much awaited forthcoming books by the authors – Ankush Saikia and Snigdha Poonam.

“The Penguin Fever edition in Shillong, is very special for us, it is the first one that we are organising outside Delhi. We’ve chosen this year to travel because we are celebrating our 30th anniversary in India, and what better way to celebrate than to spread the joy and reach of books and writing. We hope Shillong will enjoy the specially curated programme including an eclectic and vibrant mix of books and authors for everyone.” - Hemali Sodhi, Senior Vice President – Marketing & Publisher - Children’s.

As part of the ongoing The Penguin Readathon and Book Gifting Journey of reading sessions and library contributions in 30 spaces spanning the country. To coincide with Penguin Fever Shillong, along with our partners, the outreach programme being organised in Meghalaya includes:

8th Dec, 4pm
Interaction with author Shreevatsa Nevatia
Bethany Society, Laitumkhrah, Shillong
8th Dec, 4pm
Comics and Graphic Novels workshop by Harsho Mohan Chattoraj
You & I - Arts Café, Mawroh, Shillong
9th Dec, 11am
Storytelling Session, in celebration of books and reading. The 100 Story House, Tura

Penguin Fever Shillong is open and free for all, we welcome everyone to join us in this celebration of books, reading and writing!

Venue: The Heritage Club, Cleve Colony, Tripura Castle Road, Shillong 793003
Date: 9th December 2017
Time: 11am till 7.30pm

There will be a bookshop set up at the venue with the authors published books, so everyone can have their copies signed!


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