Lviv International Book Fair | Ukraine
Wednesday 18 – Sunday 22 September 2019 | Various locations, Lviv
Contact me for details of events 

Durham Book Festival
The Whole Kahani | Reading and discussing May We Borrow Your Country
Sunday 13 October 2019 | Event Time 2.30 – 3.30 pm
Durham Town Hall (Burlison Gallery), Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ
Tickets: £6/£5
Writers: Kavita A. Jindal, Reshma Ruia, Nadia Kabir Barb
More about May We Borrow Your Country:

Three Voyaging Poets: Kavita A. Jindal, Isabel Bermudez and Roisin Tierney
Wednesday 23 October 2019 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Poetry Café | 22 Betterton St, London WC2H 9BX

£3 on the door | MC: Dino Mahoney

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This Glorious Noise – 2
Tuesday 13 August 2019 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm
The Nehru Centre | 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF
Readings from: Yogesh Patel, Debjani Chatterjee, Ravi Shankar, Jessica Mookherjee, Reshma Ruia and Kavita A. Jindal.

Matwaala in Cambridge, UK – Two Readings

Friday 17 May 2019 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Murray Edwards College | Fellows Drawing Room (FDR)
Huntingdon Rd, Cambridge CB3 0DF

Poets for both readings: Prabhu Guptara, Usha Akella, Rishi Dastidar, Mona Dash, Jessica Mookherjee, Soul Patel and Kavita A. Jindal

Friday 17 May 2019 | 7:15 – 9:30 pm
The Centre at Saint Paul’s | Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1JP

Both events are free and held under the aegis of Matwaala (USA), supported by Professor Jenny Bavidge, by Murray Edwards College, by The Rev. Michael Beckett, by the Centre at Saint Paul’s, and by the Cambridge University India Society.

Salon for Writing on Water | New York Group

Saturday 6 April 2019 | 4:00 pm | NYC
By Invitation Only
I’ll be reading and discussing my new work

See more about WoW! Sojourns here.

Matwaala Literary Festival, New York, USA, April 2019

At Hunter College

Meena Alexander Memorial Reading
Friday 5 April 2019 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm
695 Park Avenue, NYC,
NY 10065
[Event is in Room 714 W. Attendees enter from Hunter West building on 68th and Lexington Avenue.]

At Nassau Community College

Panel Discussion & Readings
Thursday 4 April 2019 | 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Library, 2nd Floor, 1 Education Drive, Garden City
New York 11530

At Red Room

Thursday 4 April 2019 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm
85 E 4th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003

At NYU Global/Liberal Studies Offices

Wednesday 3 April 2019 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm
726 Broadway, 6th Floor, Conference Room B
New York, NY 10003

More information on the festival’s featured poets can be found on

‘May We Borrow Your Country’ book launch with The Whole Kahani
Saturday 26 January 2019 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Waterstones, 82 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6EQ

Guest Artist at Writing On Water retreat
Mythic Harvest retreat | Ireland | 12-19 November 2018
I will be running creative writing workshops and also be available for short one-on-one consultations
For more information and bookings:

In Conversation with Alpa Shah | Discussing her book ‘Nightmarch’ – 7 Nights Among the Naxalites
Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2018
Thursday 18 October 2018 | 6:45 – 9:00 pm
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP

In Conversation with Shashi Tharoor | Discussing his book ‘Why I Am A Hindu’
Tuesday 5 June 2018 | 6:45 – 9:00 pm
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP

Five British Poets | Launch of English-Romanian Anthology 2018 | Editura MNLR
Wednesday 18 April 2018 | 7.45 – 9.30 pm
British Council Bucharest,  Calea Dorobanți 14, Bucharest
Readings from: Anne Stewart, Caroline Carver, Peter Phillips, Dorothy Yamamoto and Kavita A. Jindal

Winter Warmers: Stories about Love Imperfect by The Whole Kahani
Tuesday 21 November 2017 | 6.30 – 9.30 pm
Yurt Cafe, St Katharine’s Precinct, 2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS
Writers: Alex Caan, Mona Dash, Kavita A Jindal, C.G. Menon, Reshma Ruia

Durham Book Festival
The Whole Kahani  | Reading and discussing Love Across A Broken Map
14 October 2017 | 4.00 – 5.00 pm
Durham Town Hall (Burlison Gallery), Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ
Writers: Mona Dash, Kavita A Jindal, Reshma Ruia

Birmingham Literature Festival
In conversation with Indian author Preeti Shenoy
7 October 2017 | 5.00 – 6.15 pm
Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2DN

Poem-A-Thon fundraiser for the Poetry Café
61 poets in an all-day non-stop poetry reading to raise funds for the Poetry Café
22 July 2017 | 12.00pm – 10.00 pm
Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX

Yurt Salon – Poetry Night
Five Poets | Diverse Styles
A literary salon in partnership with The Royal Foundation of St Katharine
16 May 2017 | 6.30 – 9.30 pm
Yurt Cafe, St Katharine’s Precinct, 2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS
Poets: Kavita A Jindal, Mona Dash, Dirk van Heck, Sophia Blackwell, Gretchen Heffernan

Reading at “Reclaiming Azadi
11 May 2017 | 6.00 pm
SOAS South Asia Institute, University of London, 10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival
The Empire Writes Back – a discussion on the Partition of India
10 May 2017 | 6.45 – 8.00 pm
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP
Discussion chaired by Kavita A Jindal; panellists Aamer Hussein, Radhika Swarup and Mohini Kent.

LSE ‘Space for Thought’ Literary Festival 2017
Writing Short Stories and Poetry: From Laptop to Bookshop
Are Two Heads Better Than One?
25 February 2017 | 12 – 1.15 pm
Alumni Theatre | LSE | London
Speakers: Kavita A Jindal, Reshma Ruia, C.G. Menon 

LIBRARY club, Covent Garden, London
The Whole Kahani | Love Across a Broken Map
24 January 2017 | 7:00 pm
112 St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4BD

On Writing | Zee TV
1 December 2016 | 6:30 pm
Live on the ‘Zee Companion’ show

‘The Streets of Barnes’ Exhibition
Final Week | Private View, Reading & Closing Party
19 October 2016 | 6.30pm – 9:00 pm
OSO Arts Centre, 49 Station Road, Barnes, London SW13 0SF

Manchester Literature Festival 2016
The Whole Kahani. Love Across a Broken Map
16 October 2016 | 12.00 pm
Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER
Readings: Kavita A Jindal, Radhika Kapur, Shibani Lal, Iman Qureshi and Reshma Ruia. 

Anthology of the Sea | Book Launch
Edited by Eve Lacey | Emma Press
10 October 2016 | 7.30 pm
The Star of Kings, 126 York Way, London N1 0AX
Readings: Claire Booker, Holly Corfield Carr, Sara Nesbitt Gibbons, Geraldine Clarkson, Jan Heritage, Brian Grant, Katherine Gallagher, Jacqueline Saphra, Claire Trévien, Angela Kirby, Joseph Minden, Megan Pattie and Kavita A. Jindal. 

The Streets of Barnes’ | Exhibition Launch and Poetry Reading
28 September 2016 | 6.30 pm
OSO Arts Centre, 49 Station Road, Barnes, London SW13 0SF
An exhibition of bijoux paintings by artist Paul Wuensche of the streets of London SW13 – in collaboration with Kavita A Jindal who will be reading and exhibiting poetry celebrating Barnes.

A Tapestry of Dreams | 23 June 2016 | 6.30 pm
The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF
Readings by Indian Women Diaspora Poets: Meena Alexander, Shanta Acharya, Usha Akella, Mona Dash and Kavita A. Jindal 

Word Masala Awards Ceremony and Readings | 22 June 2016 | 6.30 pm
The House of Lords, Committee Room 4A, St Stephen’s Hall, London SW1A 0PW
Readings: Debjani Chatterjee MBE, Daljit Nagra, Meena Alexander, Shanta Acharya, Usha Kishore, Siddhartha Bose, Usha Akella, Reginald Massey, Mona Dash, Bobby Nayyar and myself.

Love Across a Broken Map | 26 May 2016 | 6.00 pm
The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF
Readings from the anthology by ‘The Whole Kahani’ collective.

Experiencing Elsewhere | 10 November 2015
SOAS, University of London, Thorhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG
Readings: Kavita A. Jindal, Sean Wai-keung, Kirsten Irving and Jennifer Wong, chaired by Dr Cosima Bruno.

MythMakers | 21 July 2015
The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF
Readings: Kavita A. Jindal, Debjani Chatterjee, Usha Kishore, Shanta Acharya, and Mona Dash.

Six Poets from the Indian Diaspora | 24 June 2015
Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Readings: Kavita A. Jindal, Siddhartha Bose, Debjani Chatterjee, Shanta Acharya, Mona Dash and Yogesh Patel

Readings from the Diaspora | 21 November 2014
The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF

Launch of Two Poetry Anthologies | 21 November 2014
The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF
London launch of ‘The Dance of the Peacock’ (Ed. Dr Vivekanand Jha, 2014) and ‘Suvarnarekha’ (Ed. Dr Nandini Sahu,2014).

Poets in Person | 30 May 2014
The Roebuck, London
Launch of the anthology ‘Poets in Person At The Glassblower’ edited by Aprilia Zank.

HUBBUB | 14 October 2013
The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, London WC1H 8JF
Reading from short story ‘When You Go, You Leave A Farce’.

Reading at The Harrison, August 2019

Book signing at ‘May We Borrow Your Country’ launch, 2019

Reading at the ‘The Streets of Barnes’ Exhibition, 2016

Book Signing at Durham Books Fest, 2017

Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai, 2007 – Photo by Rahul Chandawarker

Springback, 2016

Stanza Springback, May 2018. Photo credit: Konstandinos Mahoney