Kritya2011 ( Tentative Dates- 19th, 20th & 21st    January  2011)

Expressions/ (Manifestations) and Realizations of Gender in/through Poetry

Kritya2011 will focus on the manifestations and realizations of gender through poetry. Every language brings with it its own baggage of gender codes. Expressions of gender transcend pronouns to cross over beyond love and beauty to patriotism, homelands, justice, ideals and ideas, sound and silence, nature, life/birth and death/murder, light and shadow, art, animate and inanimate objects to typhoons and cyclones and other natural and unnatural disasters. For the poet gender associations and metaphors fulfill a wide range of innovative possibilities. The excesses are disguised through aesthetics often even hiding the gender of the poet through a deliberate and contrived stance. Even the portrayal of Gods through an excess of devotion spills over in deciding finalities of gender. Often absolute neutrality of a subject demands a carefully laid out foil for gender. Interestingly also the use of personal pronouns by numerous poets explores several possibilities of gendered readings. Gender is closely related to the question of identity and superscriptions of gender defines an abiding pleasure principle through poetry.

Main events-

Poetry Reading along with translations

Photo Poetry

Poetry in theater

Poetry in painting among young mind


Poetry Films



Day -I

Wednesday, 19th January 2011

Inaugural Session – 10.00AM to 11.30 AM

10.00 – 10.03 – Prayer
10.04 – 10.15- Opening Speech by Dr. Rati Saxena, Director, KRITYA 2010
10.15- 10.40 – Inauguration and speech of the festival – Shri Ashok Vajpeyi
10.40 – 11.00- Speech by Guest of Honour – Sri Javed Akhtar
11.00- 11.10- formal inauguration of Workshop by Basoli group
and photo Poetry exhibition.
11.10-11.20- Speech by Host Director- Dr. Panna Akhani,
11.20-11.30- Closing speech by Organizing Chair Person Mrs. Varsha Manohar


Session I – 12.00 AM to 1.30 pm

Gabriel Rosenstock- Irish
Anna Lombardo, -Italy
Saroop Y. Dhruv MS. – India –Guajrat

Book release kritya2011

Lunch -1.30 pm to 2.30pm

Session II-2.35 PM to 4-00 PM

Book release – Ballistic in translation , Kritya

Odvieg Klyve ( Norway)
Ramesh Chandrar Shah – (Hindi)
Leeladhar Mandloi-(Hindi)
Rira Abbasi-(Iran)
Osvaldo Sauma-(Costa Rica)
Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs-(USA)

Break- 15 minutes

Session III- 4.05 PM to 4.45 PM

Poetry Performance by Kritya Team with Music

Session IV- 5.00 PM to 6.30 PM

Poetry Reading by;

K. Satchidanandan – India ( Malayalam )
Bill Wolak-USA
Annelisa Addolorato-Italy
Eeva Park-Estonia
Rajesh Joshi- India ( Hindi)

Session V – 7.00 PM to 8.00 PM

Poetry films by Sadho


Day II , Thursday , 20th November 2011

Session I- 10.00 AM to 11.40 AM

Poetry Reading by;

Monalisa Jena-Oria
Mary Krane Derr-Poland
Ahmed al-Shahawi- Turkey

Book release scent of spices

Symposium in Hall two (10.00 AM to 11.45 AM)

Session II-12.00 AM to 1.30 PM

Poetry Reading by;

Bishnu N. Mohapatra- India(Oria)
Vimala –India (Telagu)
Yeshim Agaoglu- (Turky)
Sharron Hass – (Israel)
Mindy Zhang-(china)

Lunch 1.30PM to 2.30 PM

Session III- 2.35 PM to 4.45 PM

Poetry Reading by;

Mahmood Karimi-Hakak-Iran
Dilip Jhaveri-India (Gujrati)
Zingonia Zingone (Italy)
Triin Soomets (Estonia)
Hemant Divate ( English)

Session IV -5.00 PM to 6.30 PM

Poetry reading;

Marc Carver-USA
Kumar Ambuj -Hindi
H.S. SHIVA PRAKASH – (Kannada)
Alok Dhanwa – India
Hanane Aad- labnan

Session VI – 7.30PM to 8.30 PM

Short films on poetry Norway and Turk

Day III, Friday, 21st January 2011

Session I -10.00 AM to 10.40 AM

Poetry Reading by:

Peter wagh- England
Rakesh Sreemal-India
Basant Tripathi-India
Sudheer Saxena-India
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Session II -12.00 AM to 12.30 PM

Poetry Reading by;

Aparna Manoj – India
Ashok Kumar Pande – India
Jaya Prakash Manas- India
Kiran Meshram-India

Session III-12-30pm to 1-30pm

Poetry reading – Young voice


Session – III- 2.30pm to 4.30 pm

Marathi session

Closing ceremony

5.00pm to 6.00pm