Sunday, July 13, 2008
A Peep Into Our 3rd Mumbai Poetry Meet
Venue: Oxford Book Store
Next to KC College, Churchgate, Mumbai, 400021.
The third Mumbai p4poetry.com gathering was a gathering with a difference – it was the first time we were meeting in South Mumbai at a new venue – the Oxford Book Store in their Cha Bar.
At 3.15pm we were a bit disconcerted as only 6 guests were present – Renu, Raj, Preeti ,Vishvanand ji and Mrs Gaitonde and another lady who had come for the first time.
In a few minutes, the Featured Poet – Neerada arrived and by 3.40pm the poetry meet started. Enthralled perhaps by Neerada’s poetry, the chairs began to fill and soon we had to request for additional chairs. In all, we had a record 26 participants! We also had reason to celebrate since we had just turned a family of 600 members !!!
We were also covered by the TV Channel-Mumbai News.
While some of our regulars like Sonesh, Dr Taher, Kavi Kulwant were of course present, it was delightful to meet in face poets like Shilpa Shastri who have posted often on site!
The meet ended sharp at 5pm after everyone had enjoyed over 20 poems read.
This meet was significant because of three very key reasons: Firstly, our first meet in South Mumbai thereby making the meets more geographically inclusive; secondly that it was the day the site got its first donation – from Dr. Taher – a Big Thank You Dr! (hint hint – pls click on the “Donate” button on the home page to support our efforts) and finally that we had over 18 new guests who visited and met us for the first time.
A very big thank you for the venue and the support to The Oxford Book Store and specially Sunita Sharma….
Permanent venue: The www.p4poetry.com meet will now happen every 2nd Saturday of the month at The Oxford Book Store, near KC College…so hope to see you next time.
Posted by Renu