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Literature Live is a literary festival which takes place in October – November each year, at the National Center of Performing Arts, Mumbai. This year it is from 30 October to 2 November.

lit live festI have been attending it every year and watched it grow enormously in the last few years. This year they are hosting a Haiku contest and a Flash fiction contest – I am the judge for both. Here are the details of Autumn Rain. I will post the flash fiction details soon.

Autumn Rain Haiku contest

Theme – Monsoon or Autumn, since its autumn but the monsoon has not ended.

Open to all above the age of 16. Send five haiku by email.

The email to which you submit is – workshops@litlive.in

Deadline – 12th October 2014.
Detailed submission guidelines are here –  http://litlive.in/article/18


Please follow the guidelines and send us your best.
The top three haiku will be published by Lit Live, and the top ten poets will be invited to a special session during the festival, to have tea with an author.
In addition a selection of haiku will be displayed during the festival.

As a run up to the contest there were several workshops conducted at colleges.

lit live wrokshopsLast week, Hemali Kothari taught Flash Fiction to eager Sophia college students and the next day I did a haiku workshop.

Haiku workshop

Sophia students writing haikuThe response was very heartening and the poems they composed at the end of the two hours were excellent first attempts. I hope to see a lot of them participate in the contest.