You are Invited!

The Pariah Goddess
The Pariah Goddess by Smita Singh, a Book Launch and signing event.

Saturday, October 15th 2011 at 6pm

Please join us for the book launch of Smita Singh's debut novel 'The Pariah Goddess'.
The event consists of Book Launch followed by readings by myself,
author Sunita Pattani on her upcoming non-fiction My Secret Affair with a Chocolate Cake and well known fiction author and visual artist Julie O'Yang. The event starts with a dance performance by Vinisha, Arushi and Maitreyi
and commences with light refreshments and Book signing by the author. The event is part of DCS South Asian Literature Festival 2011.

When & Where

Date: 15th Oct 2011
Entry: FREE
Time: from 18:00pm to 20:30 pm.
Venue: The Nehru Centre
, 8 South Audley Street,
We hope you can make it!


Cricketer Imran Khan in Ilford!

Former Pakistan cricketer and politician, Imran Khan appears in Redbridge this month as part of the first ever East London Libraries Festival.

The festival runs from 16 September to 14 October and will be taking place in libraries across six London boroughs. Redbridge has lined up more than 20 events for this year’s festival.
ELLF poster
Imran Khan will be at the Town Hall, Ilford on Thursday 22 September to talk about his book, 'Pakistan: A Personal History'.  It follows his childhood in Lahore, marriage to Jemima Goldsmith and his extraordinary cricket career.  Readers will also see how his Islamic faith informs his role as leader of his political party.

VAANI members are specially excited to see him as it will be a golden opportunity for them to listen to his experiences. This would also help them in writing for their upcoming Anthology that's focused on SPORTS.


You are invited!

Our Author event in October is part of the East London Libraries Festival 2011. The festival is set to be launched on 16th September 2011 and will last until 14th October 2011. The events are in Enfield, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. Some of the prominent guests are Josephine Cox, Lee Langley, and world famous cricketer Imran Khan.

What is love? If you have asked this question ever in life then come and join us in the lively discussion with our chief guests Julie O'Yang who is an author, artist and a film maker from Netherlands, Manju Chaudhuri who is an author, and a teacher and VAANI members.

VAANI's event is on 8th October 2011 at Goodmayes Library from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.To book a seat please email us at info@vaani.org. Hope to see you all on the day!


Submission Date Extended!

We have been facing a lot of technical problems recently on our website and emails and many authors were unable to send in their submissions. We have now sorted the problem and hopefully the system will support us this time.
Keeping in mind the inconvenience caused, we have extended the submission dates for the Anthology.
The new date is 20th September 2011. The results will be announced on the 30th September 2011 on the VAANI website.
Best wishes and HAPPY WRITING!

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