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PLU Open Mic featuring Karthika Naïr

July 28, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:40 pm


Paris Lit Up is jumping up and down in excitement for this Thursday, July 28, where we’re hosting an extra special Featured Reader… Karthika Naïr! Sign yourself up for the open mic from 8pm, get ready for the fun and fireworks from 8.30/8.45pm!

French-Indian, poet-dance producer/curator, Karthika Naïr calls herself a portmanteau person, “like sofa-beds and motels”. Author of four books, she was also the principal scriptwriter of DESH, choreographer Akram Khan’s dance production and its adaptation for young adult audiences, Chotto Desh
Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata, her reimagining of the South Asian epic, won the 2015 Tata Literature Live Award for Book of the Year (fiction) — after finding itself nominated alongside the latest novels of lifelong heroes including Salman Rushdie and Amitav Ghosh. The Honey Hunter, her children’s book illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet, has been published in English, French, German and Bangla. 
In Naïr’s résumé as a dance enabler, one finds mention of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Damien Jalet, Käfig/Mourad Merzouki, two Olivier award-winning productions, the Louvre, the Villette, the Shaolin Temple in Henan, misadventures with ninja swords and pachyderms, among others, many of which materialise in her poetry (though, hopefully, not into the retelling of the Mahabharata).


July 28, 2016
8:00 pm - 11:40 pm
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Paris Lit Up


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Paris, Ile-de-france 75020 France
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