Monday, 17 March 2014

Catch Up on Your Reading With the Newly Launched Islamabad Readers Club


There is nothing like a stimulating shot of literary conversation to break the sleepy dullness of Islamabad. And if your reading list needs some catching up, you are not the only one. Here is the chance to do just that in the most exciting way. 

The good news is that the first ever Islamabad Readers Club has been launched by the familiar and able hands of the administrators from Desi Writers Lounge. Desi Writers Lounge have regularly held reading club sessions in Karachi and Lahore, but this is the first time they have taken the initiative in Islamabad and StudioBloop was also at the event held on March 14. 

Desi Writers Lounge is a non-profit organization that serves as a platform for South Asian writers. It has enjoyed a rich history of promoting literature of South Asia in the English language since 2005. DWL is especially known for its Short Story Writing Competitions and issues a biannual literary publication known as Papercuts

The first meeting of the club kicked off with having around 20 members present. The participants were from a variety of fields of work and interest, including academics, linguists, bloggers, advertisers, engineers, activists and last but not the least, writers and poets, but all of them sharing a common love for literature and the finer things in life. 

The reader's club has decided to meet every first Friday of a given month on a decided location. The club votes for and selects a work of literature every month and holds readings and discussion among the participants on the set date. 

The next meeting is scheduled on April 4, 2014 and will discuss arguably the magnum opus of Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

For more information, to confirm the venue and to register for participation, follow the Islamabad Readers Club page on twitter @ISBreadersclub and join the Desi Writers Lounge forum and facebook pages.