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Sat, 23 Mar 2024 10:00 am Sun, 24 Mar 2024 6:00 pm


Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

The Glass House Festival of Poetry is celebrating the theme of Planet, Prosperity, People and Peace in this edition, bringing together eighty-six poets and speakers in person, with twenty-five poets joining us online from outside India. The Festival is responding to the current heat-haze of violence, with this edition’s theme and selected poets / speakers.

This edition of Glass House Festival includes panels of poets responding to current issues, reading their work, ekphrastic poetry with Art and Poetry on Film, workshops to participate in, panel discussions, lectures, performances, Awards, book-signings and pop-up stalls.

The Glass House Festival of Poetry was first held in 2020 responding to the zeitgeist of isolation in COVID, by coming together to celebrate differences and to centre the margins. And we are turning to holding the next iteration of the Glass House Festival as succour and soul food.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to experience the transformative power of poetry firsthand. Come and be a part of this extraordinary celebration of art, culture, and the human spirit at the Glass House Festival of Poetry!



Day 1 | Mar 23 | Saturday

10:00 am – 10:15 am: Inauguration (Hall 1)

10:15 am – 10:30 am: Silence No Bar | Vikram the Silent Poet (Hall 1)

10:30 am – 11:30 am: Dignity of Bone | Canon in a Time of Accessibility (Hall 1)
Speakers: Ashwani Kumar, Amit Ranjan, Siddharth Dasgupta, Somrita Urni Ganguly

11:30 am – 12:15 pm: Plan of the Heart | Hindi and Urdu Poetry (Hall 1)
Speakers: Khaleel Mamoon, Kamal K Rajput, Dr. Prem Tanmay

11:30 am – 12:15 pm: Kaa Kaa Koo | Poetry by Children for Children (Gallery)
Performers: John Devaraj & Group

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm: Fire in the Rain | Poetry and Culture Building (Hall 1)
Speakers: Gopikrishnan Kottoor, Gayatri Majumdar, Yumna Hari Singh

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm: Storytelling Session | 8- 13 Years (Gallery)
Facilitator: Ramendra Kumar

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Returning in a Hundred Shapes | Spirituality as the Key to Peace (Hall 1)
Speakers: Sabari Roy, Rajorshi Patranabis, Somali Panda, Bhawna Vij Arora, Jagari Mukherjee

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Pocketful of Seeds | Poetry Readings (Hall 1)
Speakers: Anuradha Nalapat, Devendra Bhatnagar, Swati Pal, Sushmita Gupta, Rugmani Prabhakar

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm: Season of Memory | Bhakti Poetry (Hall 1)
Speakers: Mani Rao, Geetha Suranjana, Pratibha Nayak, Karuna Sivasailam, Vinaya Baligar, Dhanalakshmi Raju

4:30 pm – 5:45 pm: Poetry on Film (Gallery)
Poets and Films: Terveen Gill – Our Steps, John Devaraj – Three Beautiful Words, Anju Kishore – Finding You, Amaan Ahmad – Carnitapu, Santasree Chaudhuri – If They All Met at Pushkin Cafe, Mona Zamfirescu & Neil Daswani – War and Peace

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Cartwheeling in the Skies | Fiery Jugalbandi (Hall 2)
Speakers: Rochelle Potkar & Jagari Mukherjee

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Sufi Poetry and Performance (Hall 1)
Performers: Shaista Yacoob & Khyoumars


Day 2 | Mar 24 | Sunday

10:00 am – 11:00 am: Half of What I See | Haiku (Hall 1)
Spreakers: Anju Kishore, Kavita Ratna, Namratha Varadharajan, Shloka Shankar, Teji Sethi, Vinay Leo R, Kala Ramesh

10:00 am – 11:00 am: Unmeasured Time | Vibrant Verses – Malayalam (Auditorium)
Speakers: Satchidanandan, KG Sankara Pillai, Vinod TP, Bindu, Rama Pisharody, Soman Kataloor

11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Words Are All I Have | Reflections on Music and Lyrics (Ground Floor Foyer)
Performer: Adi Rao

11:00 am – 12:00 noon: Playing the Magician | Art and Poetry – Malayalam, English, Marathi, Kannada (Auditorium)
Speakers: Balamani Amma, Sulochana Nalapat & Anuradha Nalapat; Shan Re & Romicon Revola; Bharati Sagar & Aditi Barve; Ramesh Terdal & Mudnakudu Chinnaswamy

12:00 noon – 12:45 pm: Defiant Daughters | Women in Indian English Poetry (Hall 1)
Speakers: Smeetha Bhoumik, Lina Krishnan, Somrita Urni Ganguly

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm: Silence of Daylight | Vibrant Verses – Kannada (Auditorium)
Speakers: Prof. SG Sidramaiah, Nadoja Dr. Manu Baligar, BR Laxmana Rao, Dr. HL Pushpa, Dr. Basavaraj Sadar, Dr. BR Shruti

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm: Sky Without Sky | Fireside Chat (Gallery)
Speakers: Kala Krishnan Ramesh, Shafigeh Lal

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm: Unknown Leaf | Haiku and Mohiniattam Performance (Auditorium)
Performers: Kala Ramesh and Anita Muktaa Shourya

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Patio Dawn | Exploring Light-Hearted Poetry (Hall 1)
Speakers: Shwetha Hariharan, Manju Pillai, Anil Kumar, Lakshmi Ishwar, Pavitra Krishmamurthy, Moderator – Rugmani Prabhakar

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: SHORTS @ GHF (Hall 1)
Speakers: Shinie Antony, Siddharth Dasgupta, Shaista Yacoob, Kasturika Mishra

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm: Jupiter Sky | Pardey ke Peechey Kya Hai (Auditorium)
Speakers: Jija Madhavan Harisingh, Rugmani Prabhakar, Somrita Urni Ganguly, Jagari Mukherjee

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Seven Fireflies | Voice of Harmony (Hall 1)
Speakers: Jayanthi Manoj, Achingliu Kamei, Aaron Pamei, Rochelle Potkar

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm: Shaping Urban Landscapes | The Interplay of Festivals, Audiences, and City Dynamics (Auditorium)
Speakers: Subodh Sankar, V Ravichander, Deepa Rao Acharya, Shinie Antony, Yumna Hari Singh

4:45 pm – 5:15 pm: Celebrating Gangadhar Chittal in the Year of His Birth Centenary |  ಹರಿವ ನೀರಿದು | This Is Flowing Water – Kannada (Auditorium)
Speaker: Jayant Kaikini

5:15 pm – 5:45 pm: Ricky Kej | Closing Address (Auditorium)


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