Ekantham at Mumbai

Ekantham, a play written by P J Unnikrishnan, based on Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Bet’ is being staged in Mumbai on April 8. It is directed by Srijith Ramanan.

The play is based on the solitary confinement of a youth after his defeat in a bet for about one and a half decades. In this play presented by Prakash Kala Kendram of Kollam district, Rajesh Sharma is presenting the role of the protagonist. Drushya Foundation is presenting it in Mumbai. On the occasion, there is essay competition on ‘Ekanthatha’ (Solitude), not exceeding three pages. The essay could be written in English or Malayalam. Winners will receive cash prizes of Rs.5000, Rs.3000 and Rs.2000 for first, second and third places respectively. There will be three consolation prizes of Rs. 1000 each also. Entries can be sent by email to ekantham.Mumbai@gmail.com before April 4. 

The play will be staged on April 8 at Vashi CIDCO Exhibition Hall at 5 pm and 7.45 pm respectively. Entry passes could be obtained on book my show. For details contact 98330 74099 or 98200 63617.

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Kerala in Mumbai organises Workshop on Short Story

With an object of introducing new comers to the field of fiction writing, ‘Kerala In Mumbai’ is organising a workshop for short story writers of Mumbai during May/June, 2015. The workshop will be held from 10 a m to 5 p m in Marol, Andheri (E). Established writers of Mumbai will hold classes on various aspects of fiction writing with special emphasis on short stories. There is no age limit and classes will be held in English and Malayalam.

Interested persons may register on or before April 30, 2015. Registration fee for Subscribers and their family members will be Rs.500/- per head and for non-subscribers, Rs.1,500/- per head. Only twenty five persons on first come first served basis will be admitted. A short story written by the applicant should accompany the application and its merits will be discussed during the workshop.

Application form should contain the following details: (1) Name and address of the applicant (2) Date of birth (3) Telephone/mobile phone number (4) E-mail ID, if any (5) Passport size photograph and 9^) Subscription number. The envelopment should be superscribed “Short Story Workshop”.

Registration fee can be paid by cheque drawn in favour of ‘Vibrant Printing and Publishing Pvt Ltd.’

Tea and lunch will be provided at the venue.

The application can be sent to:

Vibrant Printing & Publishing,

B-105, Twin Arcade, Marol Military Road, Andheri East, Mumbai 400 059.

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