Town Talk

February 16, 2020

Events in Lahore this week

Faiz Amn Mela 2020

shall be held on Sunday (today) at Open Air Theatre, Bagh-e-Jinnah. Timing: 12pm-10pm.

The annual event marks the birthday anniversary of the legendary poet. It highlights various aspects of his ideology, and his message of peace, comrade-ship, fidelity, and uplifting the voice of the poor.

The Rhythm Circle with Dugdugi

on Sunday at Faiz Ghar. Timing: 3pm-4pm. Venue address: 126-F, Model Town.

The event is about “drums with words, poetry and narrations.”

Fee: Rs 500 per participant.

No age limit.

The Power of Short Fiction with Usman Malik

on February 19 at The Last Word. Timings: 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Malik is a Pakistani writer and medical doctor who divides his time between Orlando and Lahore. His short fiction has been reprinted in several anthologies. He has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, the Story South Million Writers’ Award, and twice for the Nebula Award. In 2016, he became the first South Asian to win the Bram Stoker Award and the British Fantasy Award for Best Novella of the Year.

He co-founded The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction, which is in its 4th year now.

The event will see Malik talk about “the power of short fiction and its uses both as literary propellers and entertainment powerhouses. He will also discuss the ‘story beneath the story’ in short fiction and the utility of writing workshops and whether they work.”

The talk will be moderated by Mina Malik.

Events in Lahore this week: Faiz Amn Mela 2020, The Rhythm Circle with Dugdugi, The Power of Short Fiction with Usman Malik