Activities :

  • Launch of the web portal on queer literature
  • Workshops for queer writers
  • Film screening & plays on the queer theme
  • Art exhibition by queer artists
  • Stalls on HIV and AIDS by NGOs/CBOs

Workshops for queer writers

  • In conversation
  • Panel Discussions
  • Skill Building Sessions
  • Book Reading
  • Poetry Reading
  • 20 young queer people across India will get scholarship to attend

Film screening & plays on the queer theme

  • Organizers of various queer film fests such as Kashish (Mumbai), Delhi, Chennai shall be contacted for their entries to be screened
  • Separate call for film submissions will also be made
  • Film duration not to exceed 10 mins and to have Hindi/English sub-titles

Launch of the web portal on queer literature

A different portal to provide space to young queer writers will be launched
Portal will have entries in English, Hindi & Urdu
Genres – Fiction, Non-fiction, Historical, Religious, Poems, Satire, Comedy

Art exhibition by queer artists

Queer people will be required to submit their art work
Paintings, Photographs
Free space will be provided
10 queer artists across India will be provided scholarship to attend and display their work

Stalls on HIV and AIDS by NGOs/CBOs

  • Information dissemination on HIV and AIDS
  • Selling of products made by these NGOs
  • 5 stalls will be provided free of cost

Special Guests

  • Ashok Row Kavi
  • Revathi
  • Laxmi Narayan Tripathi
  • Gauri Sawant
  • Bindumadhav Khire
  • Saleem Kidwai
  • P Raja Rao
  • Pawan Dhall
  • Wendell Rodricks
  • Payal Singh

Highlights:

  • First such festival in Asia
  • Widely publicized on Social Media – dedicated Facebook, Twitter account, Instagram Handle
  • Expected Online reach – 1 million
  • 10 billboards in the city
  • Outreaches to colleges, schools, public spaces, NGOs
  • Expected footfall in two days – 10000
  • Sponsors will have a dedicated half page in the booklet (10000 booklets will be published & distributed
  • Sponsors will have a short video for online promotion
  • Team of volunteers will be trained and will be on board