Specials by Mouth of Word, a Bangalore-based poetry collective, is an uncensored discussion around the proverbial bonfire, carefully crafted by the performers of the evening – in the case of the first edition, Nupur Saraswat and Minal Sukumar.
Nupur Saraswat is a passionate stage performer, who brings dramatic hands and eyes to the stage along with her bold words. She is one of the finalists of Singapore’s National Poetry Slam 2015, and engaged by TEDx 2016 and UN Women Singapore for creative assignments. Her volatile words and performance method has been appraised by Javed Akhtar and Rahul Bose – both of whom she shared a stage with in 2016. At the age of 22, she is a lot of things – an environmental engineer, a writer, a recruitment consultant, and a spoken word artist. But more than anything else, she is ‘that girl with a flower in her curly hair’. She runs her own brand of artist collective, The Beasts of Bed and Battlefield, and undertakes commissioned work.
Minal Sukumar started by sharing her work on social media, going on to be a part of the team who won runners-up at the first ever National Youth Poetry Slam in India. Inspired by the sudden upsurge in literary talent, she co-founded Mouth of Word.
Just Rs. 400 (of which Rs. 100 is redeemable on books) will give you the chance to see both these talents perform in an intimate setting – at Goobe’s Book Republic on June 9th, at 6:30pm. There’ll also be a Q&A session with both of them. The event is limited to only 30 members, so quickly get your tickets here.