Yesterday, we had the 5th Writers’ Circle, and what a fantastic evening it was. Apart from the fantastic readings and discussions, this circle was special for several reasons.
We had three new people joining us this time. Tanvi participated as a reader and the most attentive one at that. Rinku, who is still discovering the writer in her, was there to experience the Circle. We hope to see her pick up her writing instruments and start scribbling away pretty soon. Amitabha, a filmmaker, was there for inspiration, and we do hope we managed to inspire him to some extent.
Ninad, a regular member of our group, is leaving the city for what sounds like a long time. Though he will be participating by sending in his stories every month, it won’t be the same as having him here with us. So we organized a small sendoff for him. We wish him the best, and he will be sorely missed.
We watched a short clip of a film by Amitabha, starring Ninad. It was decided that we will watch one whole 40-minute-long film in the next writers’ circle.
A Musical Performance:
We concluded the day with an awesome flute recital by the very talented Raghav. Now we know where all the soulfulness in his writing comes from. Brilliant writer and now a brilliant musician too.
A Brilliant Guest Writer:
Vineetha Mokkil, the author of a happy place, joined us for an hour. She shared insights about writing and publishing short stories – the roadblocks, the challenges, and the opportunities. She signed books for the participants while we enjoyed Ninad’s farewell cake.
So you can see how our Circle is growing. I wish we stay this way for a long, long time.