Esteemed Members-cum-friends of GIEWEC,
Greetings from GIEWEC’s Office!
Glad to inform you that this year’s annual literary festival and general body meeting of GIEWEC will be convened at K J Somaiya College of Arts & Commerce, Mumbai (Near Kurla or Lokmanya Tilak Railway Station) on 30th November (Friday) and 1st December 2012 (Saturday).
Free accommodation will be provided by the college to the outstation participants on 29th November, 30th November and 1st December in two or three campus hostels (3 persons each in non A/C rooms, with attached bath) and free vegetarian food will be served on festival days. Each participant will have to pay Rs. 1100 as registration fees to the college of which Rs. 100 will be given to GIEWEC by the college for printing brochure, souvenir, certificates etc.
The two-day festival will be on Contemporary Indian Literature in English with parallel sessions of paper presentations on Poetry, Fiction and Drama. There will be a session of poetry reading, a class on MLA Handbook (Manual on writing research papers and thesis) and English poetry writing competition for degree students of Mumbai based participant colleges.
A Mumbai sightseeing trip will be arranged by the host college for the participants in the afternoon of Saturday (1st December) after the valedictory meeting and the expense will be shared by the sightseers.
In the evening of 30th November, after the festival sessions, there will be an executive committee and general body meeting of GIEWEC.
A brochure containing call for articles and poems, programme schedule at a glance, a route map to the venue etc. will be designed within a few days and circulated to the members by email within a week.
Since online booking of railway tickets is possible four months back to the journey, I request our honourable members who are interested in participating in the festival, to reserve their tickets sufficiently early.
Thanking you once again for your love and cooperation,
Dr. K. V. Dominic, Secretary