The Quiver Review & Culture Monks are very happy to invite you to our first session of readings of prose & poetry.

#reinscribe the stratosphere saga is a platform for authors to perform their texts in various spaces.

Apart from the normative ´type´or form of reading out texts,  we also encourage & welcome non speech acts and modes of expression, which maybe experiments and uses movement or voice acts. The sessions will also include performance poetry.

The authors who would be reading in this session are :

Aiman Abdullah
Amit Saraf
Aneek Rudra
Aritra Sanyal
Babita Kejriwal
Bhaskar Majumder
Biswajit Chattopadhyay
Deeptesh Sen reads House of Song
Inam Hussain Mullick
Kiriti Sengupta
Mrigankasekhar Ganguly
Pradip Chatterjee
Rangeet Mitra
Ramit Chakraborty
Sahana Bhose




The first session will be held on October 28, 2017 from 4 pm – 7 pm at :

Purple Turtle Restaurant
c/o : Calcutta Stories
P-452B Keyatala Road
Kolkata : 700029

All are welcome.

Please do get in touch with if you wish to participate in the subsequent sessions

About Quiver Review

The quiver review invites authors to publish poetry, fiction, dramatic texts, experimental oeuvre and essays of aesthetic, cultural and literary interest.

Our advisory and editorial panel:

Biswajit Chattopadhyay

Biswajit Chattopadhyay is an eminent author, doctor and founder of Scorpion magazine.

 Chandni Varma

Chandni Varma did her MA in creative advertising from Falmouth University in the UK and English Literature from Delhi University. She is a director under H72 Productions, an independent theatre group and the oldest in Dubai.

Deeptesh Sen

Deeptesh Sen has an MPhil in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. His poetry has been published in The Statesman, Kolkata, The Journal of Poetry Society, India, Aainanagar, Stare’s Nest, Crab Fat Literary Magazine and London Grip. His first collection of poems will be published by Writers Workshop later this year.

Inam Hussain Mullick

Inam Hussain is a poet, music maker, photographer, performance artiste and an independent scholar from Kolkata, India. His poetry, fiction, photography and articles have appeared in various anthologies, journals and magazines in print and on the internet, including Cologne of Heritage: Incredible Bengal, Duane’s PoeTree, Hyderabad Express, Microsoft Create to Inspire, Prosopisia and The Statesman. His publications include Roses for the Madhouse (Cult of Beauty, 2010), a handcrafted collection of poems and Winter’s Electric Architecture (Hawakal Publishers, 2016). He has performed at prominent art events, festivals and spaces in India. He edits The Cauldron, Dolchhut and writes

Rochelle Potkar

Author of The Arithmetic of Breasts and other stories and Four Degrees of Separation, Rochelle Potkar is the alumna of Iowa’s International Writing Program and Charles Wallace writer’s fellowship, Stirling. Widely anthologized, her prose has been read and interpreted by actors and dancers on stage in Iowa and Portland. She was the winner of the 2016 Open Road Review story contest for The leaves of the deodar. Her poem Cellular: P.O.W. was shortlisted for the 2017 Hungry hill poetry competition, Ireland. She has read her poetry at several festivals. She acted in a small role in the Tamil feature-length film, Taramani. She enjoys conducting creative-writing workshops for the young and open of heart and mind.

 Saima Afreen

Calcutta is where she grew up, smelling shiuli flowers and chewing different syllables. To breathe she churns poems; to earn a living she works as a journalist. Saima Afreen‘s poems have been featured in The McNeese Review, The Oklahoma Review, The Nassau Review, The Notre Dame Review, The Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Friends Journal, Shot Glass Journal, Visual Verse, Open Road Review, Muse India, Coldnoon Travel Poetics, Indian Literature, Wordweavers, Nivasini Publishers, Ræd Leaf Poetry, The Asian Age, The Telegraph, The Times of India, The Guardian and many other publications. Her poems have been part of several anthologies. She is currently working on the manuscript of her first poetry book. She was invited as a poet delegate for Goa Arts and Literature Festival, Writers Carnival, Aliah University and TEDx VJNIET among several other literary platforms. She is working on the manuscript of her first poetry book.

Sharmila Ray

Sharmila Ray is a poet and non-fiction essayist, anthologized and featured in India and abroad. Her poems, short stories and non fictional essays have appeared in various national and international magazines and journals. She teaches in City College, Kolkata under Calcutta University where she is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of History. She was on the English Board of Sahitya Akademi. She was the editor of The Journal (Poetry Society India) and looked after a column Moving Hand Writes, Times Of India, Kolkata. She writes in English and has authored eight books of poetry; Earth Me And You (Granthalaya, Kolkata 1996), A Day With Rini (Poetry And Art 1998), Down Salt Water (Poets Foundation, Kolkata 1999), Living Other Lives (Minerva Press, New Delhi, Mumbai, London 2004), It’s Fantasy, It’s Reality (Punaschya, Kolkata 2010), With Salt And Brine (Yeti Publishers, Calicut 2013), Windows (Blank Rune Press, Australia 2016), Scrawls And Scribbles (Hawakal Publishers, Kolkata, 2016). She conducted poetry workshops organized by British Council, Poetry Society of India, Sahitya Akademi. She had been invited to International Struga Poetry Evenings, in Macedonia where she represented India and International poets meet in Kerala to share stage with Ben Okri. She was the only poet writing in English from West Bengal to participate in VAK –the first poetry biennial held in New Delhi. She has been reading her poems in various parts of the country. Her poems have been translated into Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Manipuri, Slovene, Hebrew and Spanish.  Currently she is working on a manuscript of non-fictional essays.

 Sukanya Chakrabarti

Sukanya Chakrabarti received her doctoral degree in Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford University. She has been involved in various performances in the Bay area and around the world – at Stanford, she performed in Democratically Speaking; acted in Seneca’s Oedipus, and directed Sam Shepard’s Killer’s Head, both staged as a part of Stanford Summer Theater Festival. She performed in several productions by EnActe Arts (The Conference of the Birds; Merchant on Venice; Noor: The Empress of the Mughals); and participated in Eugenio Barba’s workshop at the Odin Week Festival in Holstebro, Denmark. Her original, directorial and devised projects include A Bare Stage; almost…home…; and Divided Together, all produced in Stanford University. She has worked as the dramaturg for several EnActe productions, such as SoundWaves: The Passion of Noor Inayat Khan; and The Parting, which is based on lived experiences of survivors of the Partition of India in 1947. She is currently co-directing a youth production of the Ramayana, co-produced by EnActe Arts, SFShakes and the City of Cupertino. Her training and specialization are in the area of oral history; postcolonial and ethnic studies (with a focus on South Asian performance studies); ethnomusicology; dramatic literature; transcultural theater and performance; experimental devised performances; and community-based performance-making.

This program is supported by Iris Home Fragrance.




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