Dimapur, October 21: The Act of Kindness Team (AOK) is organizing ‘Magnum Opus IV’ an annual Art & Music festival. The festival is organised to celebrate and commemorate International Artist Day, which falls on October 25. This year too, the event would be held on the October 24 and 25 at Urban Haat, Walford, Dimapur.
AOK in collaboration with ‘Wordsmithereens’ (The Nagaland chapter of the North-East Writers’ Forum) will be coordinating the Poetry and short story workshops to be held during Magnum Opus, 2018.
The timings of the two day literary workshop are: Poetry (11:00 am – 12:00 noon), Short Story (12:30 pm – 1:30 pm). And Folk & Fiction Story Workshop on 24th Oct ( 2:00-3:00 pm ) by Dr Lanusangla. There will also be a poetry Competition that includes both Junior & Senior Category with an Open theme. Winners will receive cash prizes and book hampers from AOK. Competition on Short Folk Stories ( Junior Category ) & Short Fiction Story ( Senior Category ) will also receive cash prizes from AOK and Book Hampers from Heritage Publishing House.
A distinct feature of the ‘Magnum Opus’, 2018 will be the presence of renowned Poets and eminent Writers of the North-East as Resource persons. Sponsored by Nagaland Page, the Resource persons will share and interact with the participants during the workshop. The Resource persons are Mitra Phukan, Dr. Srutimala Duara, Robin Ngangom, Lalnunsanga Ralte, Amanda Bashisha Basaiawmoit and Tialila Kikon.
Mitra Phukan is a writer, translator, Columnist and trained classical vocalist. Her published works include four children’s book, a biography, two novels- The collector’s wife and A monsoon of Music. She is a founder member of North-East Writers’ Forum. Dr. Srutimala Duara is a writer, Academician and a Media person. Her books in English include three novels, four collections of short stories , two books of Poem, a book on the city of Guwahati titled “Mindprints of Guwahati”. Robin Ngangom is a bilingual Poet and translator who writes in English and Manipuri. He has three books of poetry and his poems have appeared in leading anthologies and magazines in India and abroad. Lalnunsanga Ralte, his poems have been published mainly on online journals and newspapers. Amanda Bashisha Basaiawmoit, her poems have been published in Muse India, The Criterion, Asian Signature and other journals and magazines. She is associated as a founding member of the Shillong Literary Coterie. Tialila Kikon is a contemporary poet from Nagaland. Her poems have appeared in various poetry anthologies and journals in India and abroad. She is the author of Paper Cranes, a book of poems which is selected and shelved at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. Her poems on love and world peace are displayed at the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, Vancouver during WIN-UNESCO World Poetry celebrations.
The esteemed judges and chairpersons for the poetry and short story writing workshop comprise of Assistant Professors, (Dept. of English) from various colleges in Nagaland. They are Bobita Rai, A. Sentiyula, Dimapur Govt. College. Imolangla Pongen, (HOD) English Dept, Immanuel College. Esther Chonbeni Kikon, (HOD) English Dept, Unity College. Tongpang Walling, Unity College. Dr. Azono Khatso, ICFAI University and A. Ajungla Jamir, Jubilee Memorial College, Mokokchung.
For further details kindly mail us at : email@example.com or call +919774695861/ +919774815121. For participation in the workshop, registration will be open till 10:00 am, October 24.
The AOK has invited all, especially the student community to actively participate and attend the two day Art and Music Festival. (Page News Service)