Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur BookMark's programme for aspiring writers

Thursday 29th November, 2018

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Publication  DNA
Source  Bureau
CCM  36.69
Edition  Jaipur
Supplement   NA
MAV  88,056
Language  English
Page  4
Circulation  50,000

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Jaipur BookMarks programme for aspiring writers DNA correspondent correspondent @ dna india net Jaipur:The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival has become an annual pilgrimage of
sorts for writers, speakers
and book lovers .
The festival has not only made writers approachable, its business segment, the
Jaipur BookMark (JBM) ,
also provides a platform to aspiring writers through''' i write', mentorship programme .
After two editions of the successful'The First Book Club New Writers Mentorship Programme' for the first-time writers, the programme reaches out to published and unpublished authors who have a story to tell !
Jaipur BookMark will begin with a full day of programme on 23rd January 2019 and run parallel to the main festival, for the next three days .
Its sixth edition invites entries ranging from short stories and poetry to works
of long fiction and non-fic.tion from published and un published writers across the country.Festival director and author Namita Gokhale
`` says, `` We were deeply impressed by the vibrant writing and creative energy displayed in the entries received for the First Book Club last year.We look forward to listening in to more fresh and talented voices at JBM 2018.'' `` Being a published writer
is not a far-fetched dream anymore !'' said festival codirector Neeta Gupta .
The upcoming edition will see a launch of three books, which include Avinash Mishra's Naye Shekhar Ki Jeewani (shortlisted in 2017) ; Alida by Chandra R Talware and Shadow of the Palm Tree by Vatsala Mendonca .
This year, 10 shortlisted participants will be invited to attend Jaipur BookMark .