Chennai is a city of poetry. Coming up in December is a 2 week poetry festival Poetry with Prakriti held annually to coincide with the Chennai music season. Eminent and emerging poets, in readings to small, intimate audiences. These readings take place at several venues in the city, including colleges and cafeteria, IT parks and green public parks and spaces, and select shops and commercial establishments. The idea is to bring poetry closer to the public of Chennai.
More details of this year's line up when we have it.
This is just one happening of many. More information on the Prakriti Foundation which co-ordinates the events here http://www.prakritifoundation.com/.