PROGRAMME
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Saturday, 5 February  2011

"Batain aur Mulaqaatain" throughout the festival: author signings, Book Fair, and mingling around the food court

 

BALLROOM

MAHARAJA

MAHARANI

SCILLINAS

SEHR 1

9:30 -

10:00 am

Arrival of Guests and Tea

 

 

 

 

10 –11 am

Inauguration - Speeches by Martin Fryer, Ameena Saiyid, Asif Farrukhi, Mashhood Rizvi Keynote Speaker: Karen Armstrong


Homage to Amir Khusro by Sheema Kermani’s group: "Aaj Rung Hai"


 

 

 

 

11 am - 12 pm

 

 

 

 

Literature in the Age of Extremism

Fahmida Riaz, Zaheda Hina, Ali Sethi

Moderator: Raza Rumi  

Setting Muse to Music

Asif Noorani

Readings by Sheema Kermani

Karachi: Today, Tomorrow & Yesterday:

A conversation with Kamila Shamsie. Moderator: Ishrat Lindblad

Sharpening the Quill: Creative Writing Workshop

with

Z. Ghose

12 – 1 pm

 

Imagining the Nation: Painting a Canvas with Words & Images

Feryal Gauhar

Moderator: Madeeha Gauhar

Urdu Afsana: Kal, Aaj Aur Kal

Panel Discussion

Intizar Hussain, Hassan Manzar, Asad M. Khan

Moderator: Asif Farrukhi

Book Launch: “Slum Child”by Bina Shah

Speakers: Aamer Hussein &Claire Chambers

Moderator: Naveen Naqvi

 

 

 

Workshop with Zulfikar Ghose continued.....

 

 

*Subject to change without prior notice due to last minute cancellations and other contingencies.

1 – 2 pm Lunch and signng of books by authors

 

BALLROOM

MAHARAJA

MAHARANI

SCILLINAS

2 - 3 pm

Ajoka's Playful Revolution: A conversation with Shahid Nadeem and Madeeha Gauhar.  Moderator: Raza Rumi. Dramatic readings of Bulha and Dara by the Ajoka team including  Sarfraz Ansari, Imran-ul-Haq and Usman Zia.  

Kiya Urdu parhney waley kam hotey ja rahe hain? Nomanul Haq, Iftikhar Arif, Zaheda Hina Moderator: Arfa Sayeda Zehra

A conversation with Ahmed Rashid

Moderator: Khaled Ahmed

 

 

3 - 4 pm

A Vision, A Country

A conversation with Mohsin Hamid. Moderator:Bina Shah

 

Rising Voices

A conversation with Joe Dunthorne

Young budding poets/

authors will interview Joe along with the moderator, Salman T. Kureshi

Re-imagining Pakistan

Tahira Abdullah, Maleeha Lodhi, Ayesha Siddiqa

Moderator: Omar Waraich

 

4 – 5 pm

Literature and the Performing Arts

Talk by Sheema Kermani

Followed by a performance of a play

 

Nai shairi, naya lehja

A conversation with

Zehra Nigah, Kishwar Naheed

Moderator: Durdana Soomro

Bollywood’s India & Lollywood’s Pakistan Talk by Rachel Dwyer & Javed Jabbar Moderator: Muneeba Ahmed

 

5 - 6 pm

 

Taking Stock: Where is Pakistan Now?

Pervez Hoodbhoy, Zahid Hussain, Nasim Zehra, Ahmed Rashid

Moderator: Khaled Ahmed

Work in Progress with:

Ali Sethi, Daniyal Mueenuddin, H.M. Naqvi, M. Hanif, Mohsin Hamid, Sunil Sethi

Moderator: Marilyn Wyatt

Kalam-e-shair ba zuban-e-shair: A Conversation with Amjad Islam Amjad.  Moderator Arfa Sayeda Zehra

6 - 9 pm

Mushaira: Zehra Nigah; Fahmida Riaz; Kishwar Naheed; Iftikhar Arif; Anwar Shaoor; Imdad Hussaini; Amjad Islam Amjad; Razia; Fasih Ahmed; Sahar Ansari; Khwaja Razi Haider; Shahida Hassan; Yasmeen Hameed; Ajmal Siraj; Nizamat: Fatima Hassan, others

 

 

 

        

Sunday, 6 February  2011

 

"Batain aur Mulaqaatain" throughout the festival: author signings, Book Fair, and mingling around the food court

 

BALLROOM

MAHARAJA

MAHARANI

SCILLINAS

10 -11 am

The Writing of History Without Bias

Panel discussion Hamida Khuhro, Jean-Luc Racine,

M.R. Kazimi, Pervez Hoodbhoy

Moderator: Alex Von Tunzelmann

ArtClouds and WordClouds

Panel discussion on Art & Literature. Saima Zaidi, Akbar Naqvi,

Noorjehan Bilgrami Moderator: Niilofur Farrukh

 

Promising New Writings in EnglishPanel discussion.

Muneeza Shamsie, Ishrat Lindblad, Amberina Kazi

Moderator: Sadia Shepard

 

Primal Rites: Fiction and its Sources

 

Creative Writing Workshop (fiction)

conducted by Adrian Hussain

 

11 - 12 pm

Listening to the Reed

Panel discussion on Sufism

Peter Pannke, Michel Boivin, Jurgen Wasim Frembgen,

Samina Quraeshi

Moderator: Raza Rumi

 

Readings by, and

conversation with

Mohammed Hanif

Moderator: Sadia Shepard

Book Launch: The Big Book Shelf by Sunil Sethi

Speakers: Daniyal Mueenuddin, H.M Naqvi, Mohsin Hamid Moderator: Ameena Saiyid

 

 

12 -1 pm

Writing the World Panel discussion on Comparative Literature Bilal Tanweer (Pakistan), Anja Kampmann (Germany), Mahmood Jamal (U.K.). Moderator: Nabiha Meher Shaikh

Dil o Duniya

A conversation with Iftikhar Arif

Moderator: Nomanul Haq

 

New and Emerging Writings in Pakistani Languages Panel discussion

Hassan Dars, Ali Akbar Natiq, Mudassar Aziz, Bilal Tanweer. Moderator: M. Hanif  

Watch 

Khail Khail Mein

A story-telling session for children

Mahnaz Malik, Zara Mumtaz, Saman Shamsie

Moderator: Raheela Baqai, Nida Dossa

 

 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch and signing of books by authors

 

 

 

BALLROOM

MAHARAJA

MAHARANI

SCILLINAS

2 -3 pm

 

A Conversation with Basharat Peer.  Moderator: Javed Jabbar

 

Forgetful Memories: Chronicles of History

Aamer Hussein & Sara Suleri Goodyear. Moderator: Claire Chambers

Is Reading Dead & Other DilemmasPanel discussion on Reading Habits. Anita Ghulam Ali, Arfa Sayeda Zehra, Ghazi Salahuddin, Ameena Saiyid, Attiya Abbas

Moderator: Asif Noorani

A Life in WritingA conversation with

Intizar Hussain

Moderator: Raza Rumi

3 – 4 pm

A Charter of Compassion

Talk by: Karen Armstrong (Plenary)

Introduction by: Abbas Husain

 

Nai KitabainReadings from the new works. Asif Farrukhi, Hassan Manzar, Zaheda Hina.  Chair: Intizar Hussain

Moderator: Kishwar Naheed

 

 

 

4 - 5 pm

Talk by Karen Armstrong continued...

Nai Nazmain Nai KahaniyanReadings byFahmida Riaz, Comments by: Aamer Hussain, Rukhsana Ahmad

Moderator: Asif Farrukhi

Book Launches.

Readings and Comments by: Yasmeen Hameed, Ayesha Shahid Chair: Anita Ghulam AliModerator: Zakia Sarwar

 

5 – 6 pm

 

A conversation with Daniyal Mueenuddin

Moderator: Kamila Shamsie

 

Poetry and Privilege: Poetry in English in Pakistan, Salman T. Kureshi, Zulfiqar Ghose, Joe Dunthorne

Moderator: Adrian Husain

Images of Pakistan in the New Asian Chessboard:

Geopolitics and Literature

Talk by: Jean-Luc Racine

Moderator: Ghazi Salahuddin

Bridging Divides, Kishwar Naheed, Mohammed Hanif, Rukhsana Ahmad

Moderator: Raza Rumi

 

        

CLOSING EVENT AT THE BEACH VIEW GARDEN


6- 7 pm: Speeches by Ameena Saiyid/ Mashhood Rizvi/ Asif Farrukhi, & announcement of the Karachi Literature Festival Prize for best Non-Fiction book published by a Pakistani/Pakistani-origin author in 2010


7 - 9 pm “ATribute to Faiz:”  Ali Hashmi, Zehra Nigah, Tina Sani, Raza Rumi,  Ali Sethi, Laal (band)