Poetry: Readings

Shanta Acharya reading her poems at The Nehru Centre, London, at the launch of her book, Dreams That Spell The Light and CD, Somewhere, Something on 22nd June 2010.

Forthcoming readings

26th March 2014, 8pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Shanta Acharya, Eve Grubin, Lesley Saunders, Janet Sutherland, Sarah Wardle.

Archive

Record of readings, talks, workshops and literary engagements by Shanta Acharya

2013

11th April 2013, 8pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Shanta Acharya, Jane Griffiths, Peter McDonald, John Whitworth.
12th September 2013, 8pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Shanta Acharya, Anthony Rudolf, Penelope Shuttle.

2012

8th March 2012, 8pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
International Women’s Poetry Reading with Shanta Acharya, Moniza Alvi, Mimi Khalvati, Carol Rumens.
24th May 2012, 7.30pm
The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX
Edward Lear Nonsense Night: To celebrate the bicentenary of Edward Lear with readings by Shanta Acharya, Simon Miles, Diana Mavroleon, Tara Woolnough, Clare Waters, Clifford Bevan, and Sioux Bradshaw...plus a secret treat from Harry Secombe
5 August 2012, 7.30pm
Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, London NW5 2RX
Shanta Acharya, Ruth O’Callaghan.
20th October 2012, 7.30pm
St John’s Church at the corner of Green Lanes and Bourne Hill, Palmers Green, London N13 4DB
Shanta Acharya, Martyn Crucefix, Grevel Lindop, Mike Loveday, Marina Sanchez.
8th November 2012, 8pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Shanta Acharya, Dan Burt, Michael Schmidt, Jane Yeh.
3rd November 2012, 7pm
Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London W12 8LJ
Shanta Acharya, Shazea Quraishi, Sweta Srivastava.

2011

10th March 2011, 8pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
International Women’s Poetry Reading with Fleur Adcock, Shanta Acharya, Ruth Fainlight, Elaine Feinstein, Penelope Shuttle, Katherine Gallagher, Jane Yeh.
16th May 2011, 2.30-4.30pm
Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, 11 South Grove, Pond Square, Highgate, London N6 6BS
Shanta Acharya.
31st May 2011, 6-8pm
Keats House, Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RR
Summer Festival: Poetry and Music with John Lake and Simon Cambers on piano and drums; poetry readings by Shanta Acharya, John Harvey, Mario Petrucci, Anjan Saha.
27th July 2011, 7.00-8.30pm
Highgate Library, 1 Shepherds Hill, London N6 5QJ
Shanta Acharya.
13th October 2011, 8pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
National Poetry Day Reading: Shanta Acharya, Todd Swift, Mario Petrucci, Susan Wicks.

2010

11th March 2010, 8pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
International Women’s Poetry Reading: Shanta Acharya, Carrie Etter, Annie Freud.
18th April 2010, 7.30pm
Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, London NW5 2RX
Reading: Shanta Acharya.
20th May 2010, 7.00pm
Oxfam Bookshop, 12 Bloomsbury Street London WC1B 3QA
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Michael Horovitz, Judy Gahagan.
22nd June 2010, 6.45pm
The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF
Launch of Shanta Acharya’s Dreams That Spell The Light and Somewhere, Something (George Szirtes released the book and Carole Satyamurti released the CD).
24th September 2010, 8.00pm
Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BU
Fourth Friday Reading: Shanta Acharya.
14th October 2010, 8pm
 Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG  
Arc Poetry Reading: Shanta Acharya, George Hyde, Lorna Thorpe, Jackie Wills.
29th October 2010, 7.30pm
10th Torbay Poetry Festival  
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Martyn Crucefix, Philip Gross.
3rd December 2010
Sahitya Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan, 35 Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi 110 001
Arc Poetry Reading: Shanta Acharya, Keki Daruwalla, Kunwar Narain.
7th December 2010
Osmania University Centre for International Programmes, Hyderabad, India
Delivered a talk on “Indian Thought & Ralph Waldo Emerson: A Personal Journey of Self Discovery”.
10th December 2010
Hotel Green Park, Greenlands, Hyderabad
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Mamang Dai, K Satchidanandan.
13th December 2010
Osmania University Centre for International Programmes, Hyderabad, India
Delivered the Samanvaya Lecture on “The nature of poetry and the poetic process”.

2009

28th March 2009, 7.30pm
Neighbourhood Centre, St Mary’s Church, Upper Street, Islington N1 2TX
Poetry In The Crypt Reading: Shanta Acharya, Maggie Butt, Danielle Hope.
6th April 2009, 7.30pm
The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BU
Exiled Writers’ Ink Reading: Heartlands: Reflections on Nature, Landscape and the Environment: Shanta Acharya, Freddy Macha, Albert Pellicer, Janan Saab, Mir Mahfuz Ali, Mamoon Alabbasi, Sandra Eros.
14th May 2009; 8.00pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Hampstead and Highgate Festival: Shanta Acharya, Peter Porter, Kit Wright.
8th October 2009; 8.00pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
National Poetry Day: Shanta Acharya, Robert Vas Dias, Michael Henry.
30th October 2009; 7pm
St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation & Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG 
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Abdul Kareem Kasid, Richard McKane, Ann Brayton Meek.
20th November 2009; 7pm
Trinity United Reformed Church, 1 Buck Street, Camden Town, London NW1 8NJ
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Stephen Watt.

2008

9th January 2008
Study Centre for Indian Literature in English & Translation, Madurai, India
Reading: Shanta Acharya.
11th January 2008
Senate Hall, Central College Campus, Bangalore, India 
Reading: Shanta Acharya.
4th February 2008; 3-5pm
Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
Reading: Shanta Acharya.
28th March 2008; 8-10pm
The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BU
Reading: Shanta Acharya.
8th May 2008; 8-10pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Hampstead and Highgate Festival poetry reading with Shanta Acharya, Richard Burns, Philip Kuhn, John Welch.
30th May 2008
Lamia Walker’s Reading Group, 7 West Waye, Brands Hill Avenue, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP135PT
Reading: Shanta Acharya.
2nd June 2008
The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF
Launch of Norton anthology Language for a new century with readings by Shanta Acharya, Lakshmi Holmstrom, Sudeep Sen, Ravi Shankar, Pereeni Sundaralingam.
26th June 2007
London Business School, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4SA
Reading: Shanta Acharya.
4th July 2008; 7pm
St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation & Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG
Reading with Shanta Acharya, Roy Batt, Ann Brayton Meek.
19 September 2008; 8.00pm
Literature Lounge Live, Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BU
Reading: Shanta Acharya and others.
21st September 2008
Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, London NW5 2RX
Reading: Shanta Acharya, James Harvey.
9th Oct 2008; 8-10pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
National Poetry Day reading with Shanta Acharya, Charles Bennett, Simon Rae, Myra Schneider.
8th November 2008
La Langoustine Est Morte, Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BU
Reading: The Transnational Female Express reading with Shanta Acharya, Olumide Poopola, Frances Kruk, Ziba Kirbassi, Sophie Robinson.
14th November 2008, 7-10pm
Literature Lounge and The London Magazine present The Launch of the
Anglo-Indian issue at Literature Lounge, Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BU
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Tim Cumming, Zoë Green, Niki Seth-Smith, Fathieh Saudi, Sean Elliot, Katy Evans-Bush, Linda Leatherbarrow, Lucy Beresford, Anna Sujatha Mathai.

2007

2nd January 2007; 7.00pm
The Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003
Reading: Shanta Acharya and Keki Daruwalla.
3rd January 2007; 5.30pm
Sahitya Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan, 35 Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi 110 001
Reading: Shanta Acharya and Debjani Chatterjee.
16th January 2007; 1-2pm
Department of English, Ravenshaw University, College Square, Cuttack
Reading: Shanta Acharya.
22nd January 2007; 6.15pm
Theosophy Hall, 40 New Marine Lines, Churchgate, Mumbai 400 020
Indian PEN Reading: Shanta Acharya.
8th March 2007; 8pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Images of Women anthology reading with Shanta Acharya, June English, Wendy French, Lucy Hamilton, Dinah Livingstone, Mary MacRae, Maggie Sawkins and Dilys Wood.
14th June 2007; 8pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Into The Further Reaches: An anthology of Contemporary British Poetry celebrating the spiritual journey with readings by Shanta Acharya, Claudine Whiting Bloomfield, Anne Cluysenaar, Aidan Andrew Dun, Carolyn Finlay, Nora Leonard, Kevan Manwaring, Anne Brayton Meek, Jehane Mehta, Fiona Owen, Mario Petrucci, Louise Amelia Phelps, Jay Ramsay, Angela Rawlinson, Ben Rayner, Sally Thompson and Philip Wells.
20th June 2007; 9pm
London Business School, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4SA
Reading: Shanta Acharya.
9th October 2007; 7pm
Crockatt & Powell Bookshop, 110 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London SE1 7AE
Poetry Parlour Reading: Shanta Acharya, Philip Jenkins, Anna Robinson, Fawzia Kane.
11th October 2007; 8-10pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Headland Poets Reading: Shanta Acharya, Gladys-Mary Coles, Aileen La Tourette and David Woolley.

2006

2nd February 2006; 8.30pm
Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AB (Part of Cumberland Lodge and Goodenough College Commonwealth Conference)
Reading: Shanta Acharya.
9th February 2006; 7.30pm
Bath House, 96 Dean Street, Soho, London W1 3TD
Ambit Reading: Shanta Acharya, Jim Burns.
 8th March 2006; 6.30pm for 7.00 pm
Kings College, The Council Room, The Strand, London WC2R 2LS
Shoestring Press Reading: Shanta Acharya, Peter Robinson, Christopher Southgate.
9th March 2006; 8pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Fleur Adcock, Elaine Feinstein, Fiona Sampson.
22nd March 2006; 7pm
St Benet’s Church, Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4ER
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Derek Adams, Pat Earnshaw, Lynne Foote.
23rd March 2006; 6.45pm for 7.00 pm
The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF
Book Launch: Shringara by Shanta Acharya.
14th May 2006; 5pm
Crockatt & Powell Bookshop, 110 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London SE1 7AE
Reading: Shanta Acharya, India Russell.
15th June 2006; 9pm
London Business School, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4SA
Reading: Shanta Acharya.
9th July 2006; 7.30 pm
Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, London NW5 2RX
Reading: Shanta Acharya, David Floyd.
19th July 2006; 8pm
Poetry Ipswich, County Library Lecture Hall, Old Foundry Road, Ipswich
Reading: Shanta Acharya.
30th August 2006; 7pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1
Torriano Poets for Peace Reading: Shanta Acharya, Jane Fraser Esson, Jennifer Johnson, Jon Kenton, Osita Nwankwo.
2nd October 2006; 7.30pm
Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2
Reading: Exiled Writers: Memory, Myths and Migrations with Shanta Acharya, Henry Bran, Omar Garcia, Bogdan Tiganov.
21st October 2006; 3.00-5.00pm
Torbay Festival of Poetry, Belgrave Hotel, Belgrave Road, Torquay
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Judi Benson, Jonathan Steffen.
9th November 2006; 8pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Caroline Carver, Penelope Shuttle.

2005

7th February 2005; 7.30pm
Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BU
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Mir Mahfuz Ali, Parm Kaur.
10th February 2005; 8pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Reading: Dannie Abse, Shanta Acharya, Alan Brownjohn, Maggie Butt, Hilary Davies, David Perman, Myra Schneider.
9th March 2005, 7.30pm
Barbican Library, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Clare Crossman, John Gohorry, Christopher Pilling, John Weston.
12th March 2005; 4.30-6pm
Oxford House, Oxford House on Derbyshire Street, London E2 6HG
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Rehana Ahmad, Debjani Chatterjee, Qaisra Shahraz.
13 May 2005; 2.00 – 3.00 pm
Canadian High Commission, Trafalgar Square, London
The Petra Kenney Poetry Competition Awards.
12 July 2005; 7.00 pm
The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF
Book Launch: Looking In, Looking Out by Shanta Acharya.
19th October 2005, 7.30pm
Barbican Library, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Fiona Sampson, Peter Porter.
29th December 2005
India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi, India
Reading: Shanta Acharya.

2004

11 March 2004
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Judy Gahagan, Martha Kapos, Valerie Laws.
22 May 2004
The Gate, 4-20 Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate, London E7 0QH
Reading: Shanta Acharya (English), Ketaki Kushari Dyson (Bengali), Divya Mathur (Hindi), Roohi Majid (Urdu) Lakshmi Holmstrom (Tamil).
3 December 2004
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2
Shoestring Poets Reading: Shanta Acharya, Clare Crossman, John Gohorry, Christopher Pilling, John Weston.

2003

23 February 2003
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Panel discussion: “Journeying the Globe: A celebration of South Asian Literatures” –Shanta Acharya, Girish Karnad and Romesh Gunesekera.
3 March 2003
College of North West London, Willesden Centre, Dudden Hill Lane, London NW10 2XD
Reading: Shanta Acharya.
7 March 2003
Colpitts Poetry Group, Durham, UK
Reading: Shanta Acharya and Valerie Laws.
13 March 2003
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Anna Adams, Wanda Barford, Jane Duran.
21 March 2003
Putney Park School, London
Poetry Workshop with Class 7 students.
11 July 2003
School of Cultural Studies, University College, Northampton
Reading: “Inside The Whale: The Postcolonial & Globalisation” Conference – Shanta Acharya, Fleur Adcock.
11 September 2003
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
FIRE Poetry Magazine’s 21st Issue Reading: Shanta Acharya, Kerry Andrew, Charlotte Ansell, A.C. Evans, Janice Fixter, Giles Goodland, Lynne Hjelmgaard, Danielle Hope, Chloë Meakin, George Roberts.
13 October 2003
Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BU
Reading: Shanta Acharya.
8 November 2003
Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, Stratford E15 1EL
Reading: Shanta Acharya (English), Ketaki Kushari Dyson (Bengali), Divya Mathur (Hindi), Yashab Tamanna (Urdu).
13 November 2003
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
In The Company Of Poets anthology reading: Tim Adès, Pat Arrowsmith, Jane Elder, Bernard Kops, Mary Parker, John Rety, Janet Simon, Shanta Acharya.
15 November 2003
O’Neill’s, Conway Street, London WC1
Velocity: Apples and Snakes anthology launch reading.
23 November 2003
Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, London NW5
Reading: Shanta Acharya and Anna Adams.

2002

30 January 2002
India International Centre, Delhi, India
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Keki Daruwalla, Anna Sujatha Mathai.
14 March 2002
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Eva Salzman, Ruth Valentine.
11 May 2002
Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BU
Poetry and Jazz evening: Shanta Acharya.
23 June 2002
Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, London NW5
Reading: Shanta Acharya and Wanda Barford.
13 July 2002
Cumberland Lodge, The Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 2HP
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Ben Okri, Peter Porter.
1 October 2002
Marlboro College, Vermont, USA
Vermont Literary Festival: Shanta Acharya.

2001

5 March 2001
Troubadour Coffee House
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Moniza Alvi, Khan Singh Kumar, Debjani Chatterjee.
19 April 2001
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Danielle Hope, Jane Kirwan, Dinah Livingstone, Kathleen McPhilemy, John Rety.
31 May 2001
St James, Husborne Crawley
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Fleur Adcock, Eva Salzman.
1 September 2001
Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BU
Poetry and Jazz evening: Shanta Acharya.
14 September 2001
Apples and Snakes, Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN
Apples & Snakes’ New Shoes reading: Shanta Acharya.
2 November 2001
Tooting Mela
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Jamila Gavin, William Radice, Mahmood Jamal.

2000

9 March 2000
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Anne Rouse, Nicki Jacowska.
11 June 2000
The Piccadilly Poets
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Katherine Gallagher.
10 August 2000
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Launch of British South Asian Poets anthology with Shanta Acharya, Debjani Chatterjee.
12 October 2000
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Adrian Mitchell, Mahmood Jamal.

1999

10 March 1999
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Cicely Herbert, Judith Kazantzis.
18 November 1999
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Ketaki Kusari Dyson, Satyendra Srivastava.
19 October 1999
The Bristol Poetry Festival
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Satyendra Srivastava.

1998

12 March 1998
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Judi Benson, Martina Evans, Lotte Moos, Caroline Price.
14 March 1998
Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon, London CR9 1ET
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Lotte Kramer, Jane Duran.
20 March 1998
The Bull Theatre, 68 High Street, Barnet, Hertfordshire EN5 5SJ
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Alison Fell, Kathleen McPhilemy.
21 March 1998
Jacksons Lane Centre, 269 Archway Road, Highgate, London N6
Haringey Literature Festival Reading: Shanta Acharya, Mimi Khalvati, Atar Hadari.
9 May 1998
The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BU
The Poetry School’s ‘Poetry & Jazz’ Reading: Shanta Acharya.
28 July 1998
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Agenda Poetry Reading: Shanta Acharya, Anne Beresford, W.S. Milne, Dachine Rainer.
29 July 1998
The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London W1Y 5DQ
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Debjani Chatterjee, Ketaki Kusari Dyson.
3 October 1998
Manor Park Library, Romford Road, London E12
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Kirti Choudhury, Lakshmi Holmstrom, Mahmood Jamal.

Also gave the following poetry readings in the US in October 1998. They included Boston University (MA), Johnson & Wales University (RI), Marlboro College (VT), Rhode Island College (RI), Wesleyan University (CT).

1997

6 March 1997; Time: 7.30 pm
Jacksons Lane Community Centre, 269a Archway Road, London N6 5AA
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Anne Stevenson, Mimi Khalvati, Kate Clanchy, Pascale Petit, Elaine Feinstein.
7 March 1997; Time: 8.00 pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Ruth Fainlight, Jeni Couzyn, Myra Schneider, Amanda Dalton, Anna Adams.
23 June 1997; Time: 8pm
Troubadour Coffee House, 265 Old Brompton Road, London SW5
SEAM Reading: Shanta Acharya, Danielle Hope, James Brockway, Jeremy Page, Mike Blackburn, Myra Schneider.
24 June 1997; Time: 7.30pm
The October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1
Blue Nose Reading: Shanta Acharya, James Berry, Mimi Khalvati, Pascale Petit, Mario Petrucci.
22 July 1997; Time: 7.15pm
Dillons Arts Book Shop, 8 Long Acre, London WC2
Ambit Reading: Shanta Acharya, John Harvey.
30 July 1997; Time: 1.00pm
Ryedale Festival 1997, White Swan - Pickering
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Gregory Warren-Wilson.
18 September 1997; Time: 8pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6.
Acumen reading: Shanta Acharya, Moniza Alvi, Sudeep Sen.
8 October 1997; Time: 7.00pm
Whitechapel Library, Aldgate, London
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Kaiser Haq, Mimi Khalvati.
10 October 1997; Time: 7.30pm
Barbican Library, Barbican Centre, London EC2Y 8DS
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Kwame Dawes, Sophie Hannah.
6 November 1997; Time: 7.30pm
East Ham Library, High Street South, London E6 4EL
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Judith Kazantzis, Eva Salzman.
14 November 1997; Time: 9.00pm
Tara Arts Centre, 356 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, London SW18
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Moniza Alvi, Debjani Chatterji.
18 November 1997; Time: 7.30pm
Battersea Park Library, Battersea Park Road, London SW11 4NF
Reading: Shanta Acharya, Paul St John Mackintosh.

Venues

Shanta Acharya has given readings, talks & lectures as well as seminars and workshops in India, Ireland, UK and USA. Venues where she has performed include:

  1. All India Radio (India).
  2. American Studies Research Centre (Hyderabad, India).
  3. Apples & Snakes (UK).
  4. Barbican Centre (UK).
  5. Battersea Arts Centre (UK).
  6. Borders Bookshop (UK).
  7. Bristol Poetry Festival (UK).
  8. The Bull Theatre (UK).
  9. Colpitts Poetry (UK).
  10. Commonwealth Institute (UK).
  11. Croydon Central Library (UK).
  12. Cumberland Lodge (UK).
  13. Dillons Book Shop (UK).
  14. Dublin Radio (Ireland).
  15. East Ham Library (UK).
  16. Greater London Radio (UK).
  17. The Habitat Centre (New Delhi, India).
  18. Harvard University (USA).
  19. Hyderabad Literary Festival (India).
  20. India International Centre (India)
  21. Jamia Millia Islamia (New Delhi, India).
  22. The Indian PEN (Theosophy Hall, Mumbai, India).
  23. Jacksons Lane Community Centre (UK).
  24. Johnson & Wales University (USA).
  25. Lauderdale House (UK).
  26. The Poetry Café (UK).
  27. Manor Park Library (UK).
  28. Marlboro College (Vermont, USA).
  29. The Nehru Centre (UK).
  30. Osmania University Centre for International Programmes (India).
  31. Oxford University (UK).
  32. Piccadilly Poets (UK).
  33. Poets of London (UK).
  34. Queen Mary and Westfield College (UK).
  35. Ravenshaw University (India).
  36. Rhode Island College (USA).
  37. Ryedale Festival (UK).
  38. School of Oriental and African Studies (UK).
  39. Stratford Library (UK).
  40. Study Centre for Indian Literature in English & Translation (Madurai, India).
  41. Tara Arts Centre (UK).
  42. The October Gallery (UK).
  43. The Sahitya Akademi (Bangalore, New Delhi, India).
  44. Tooting Mela (UK).
  45. Troubadour Coffee House (UK).
  46. Torriano Meeting House (UK).
  47. University of Boston (USA).
  48. Vermont Kiterary Festival (USA).
  49. Wesleyan University (USA).