Bangalore Poets Rendezvous

Friday, May 17, 2013 - 5:00PM - 9.00PM

Welcoming Cultures for an Unforgettable Unison
A Multilingual Poets and Publishers Gathering

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Bridging gap between the aspiring and known poets, and linking them with Publishers.

A Multilingual Poets and Publishers Gathering. Bangalore will witness a cultural explosion with budding poets meeting the established ones and a chance to get published in one day of great poetry, talent, wit and madness.

An extravaganza where aspiring and established poets meet, share, inspire, and get a chance to talk to different publishers at the event and pitch for publishing their poetry. We, at 'On Fire' aim to promote talent and give wings to the dreams of aspiring poets.

With no boundaries of age or experience, our event will be an amalgamation of various poems written in various languages. There will be a multilingual poetry recitation, a discussion on 'Poetry writing in India with reference to regional languages' where our established poets would answer the apprehensions of the aspiring minds, few of the poetry collections by different poets will be released. The winners of the online poetry contest will get to read their entries at the event. The aspiring poets will surely benefit from the industry experience of the professionals.

Guidelines to Participate in the Online Poetry Contest:

  • Theme - "Happiness"
  • Form - Any
  • Poem Length - Upto 20 lines
  • Poem must not be published in any anthology or book prior to this contest (Poems shared on own Facebook page are acceptable)
  • One poem per person
  • Send your submission to with Subject as: 'CONTEST - NAME (Poet)'
  • Last Date of submission - 13th May 2013
  • The Results would be announced on 17th May 2013
  • The distribution of prizes would be held at Bangalore Poets Rendezvous
  • The Poems being recited at the event would be selected for On Fire's Next Multilingual Anthology
  • Poetry Books' Launch (Any Language)
  • A unique amalgamation of Poets and Publishers to give way to better future for poetry books.
  • Platform for Publishers and Poets to interact with each other, leading to exchange of innovative ideas.
  • Threading the literature lovers (Poets, writers and publishers) to form a strong community in Bangalore.
  • Gathering them under one umbrella and opening them up to think out of the box, and supporting them to make the best use of their talent, giving rise to a Literature hub in Bangalore.
  • Introduction and Felicitation of the Chief Guests
  • Introduction to the Publishers
  • Recitation by Poets (Round 1)
  • Release of Books
  • Prize Distribution - Online Poetry Contest
  • Discussion on the Topic 'Poetry with reference to regional languages and status of Poetry Books in India'
  • Recitation by Poets (Round 2)
  • Poets pitch to Publishers

A group of creative people coming together for the creative unison of poetry and other art forms from all over the globe.

BPR Team

  • fox Fouqia Wajid
  • Aveen Kumar Aveen Kumar
  • Mahabalesh Tandel Mahabalesh Tandel
  • Kushal Kashyap Kushal Kashyap
  • Deepak Das Deepak Das
  • Chetana Patricia Lobo Chetana Patricia Lobo
  • Ayesha Shiekh Ayesha Shiekh
  • Srinivas R. Shetty Srinivas R. Shetty
  • Anand Hrushikesh Anand Hrushikesh
  • Abdu Muhib Abdul Muhib

Contact us

9535223433 Fouqia Wajid

7353946327 Kushal Kashyap

8050723193 Srinivas R Shetty 


OnFire Bangalore Poets Rendezvous 2013 Event Location Get Directions

Nayana Bhavan
Kannada Bhavan
J C Road, Bangalore
Karnataka - India
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