Almost Island is a space for literature that threatens, confronts, or bypasses the marketplace. The space began with an online journal, then expanded to an international writers dialogue, held every year. The seventh edition of the Almost Island Dialogues will be held at the India International Centre, New Delhi, from December 19th to 22nd, 2013.
The discussions centre on issues of craft, form, and content as well as the context of writing in different cultures. Unlike a literary festival, Almost Island likes to keep the Dialogues small, rigorous, and intimate. These conversations are concerned with process, with how things are learnt, explored, created, and created again. This year we plan to continue with some singular writers. The mornings and afternoons are kept for intense, extended, freewheeling talks and discussions; the evenings, for readings and performances.
The readings are open to all, but to attend the day discussions pre-registration is needed. For pre-registration and any other queries, please write to Rahul Soni at email@example.com.
Evening Readings / Performances on the IIC Annexe Lawns (All Are Welcome.)
Thursday, December 19, 6:30 pm
Friday, December 20, 10.30 am to 1 pm and 2.30 pm to 5 pm László Krasznahorkai / Xi Chuan
Saturday, December 21, 10.30 am to 1 pm Ashis Nandy / Baha ud-din Dagar
Sunday, December 22, 10.30 am to 1 pm and 2.30 pm to 5 pm Arvind Krishna Mehrotra / Renee Gladman
Panels and Discussion at Conference Room 1, IIC Main Centre (NB: panels are also open to all who wish to come, but
pre-registration is required. Contact Rahul Soni at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.)
Friday, December 20, 10.30 am to 1 pm and 2.30 pm to 5 pm
László Krasznahorkai / Xi Chuan
Saturday, December 21, 10.30 am to 1 pm
Ashis Nandy / Baha ud-din Dagar
Sunday, December 22, 10.30 am to 1 pm and 2.30 pm to 5pm
Arvind Krishna Mehrotra / Renee Gladman
Download the .pdf for more information.