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Sat, 30 Sept


Booker's Lounge

The Rose & the Beetle

The Beetle crawls up the the Rose and whispers in its ears! Unwrap the plot with compositions or creative art for publication thereafter.

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The Rose & the Beetle
The Rose & the Beetle

Time & Location

30 Sept 2023, 5:00 pm

Booker's Lounge, 228, Rashbehari Ave Connector, beside Siemens, Shantipally, Block BA, Naskarhat, Kasba, Kolkata, West Bengal 700107, India

About the event

The Beetle crawls up the the Rose and whispers in its ears! Unwrap the plot with publications...


"As the beetle moves towards the rose, enticed by its fragrance, the rose quivers in dilemma. 

Will it let the beetle get a taste of its sweetness or will its thorns keep the guest at bay?"

Genre: Dark, Mystery, Thriller

The theme is set above for a dark topic to ponder and create your art or compostion at the premises itself.

Rules of the game:

1. Based on the above topic, create your art or written composition/essay/short story/poetry, within 1000 words, on a dark theme sitting at Booker's Lounge. FREE refreshments on board!!

2. You may bring your laptops or digital notebooks for writing on the topic at the premises and submit in in softcopy format

3. Art can be digital (software, apps, procreate, designing tools etc.) or physical (crayons, ink, water colour, sketches on paper)

4. Artists may bring their own drawing material. You may use water colour, pastels, or ink as you deem good

5. Use vibrant colours of Red, Deep Blue, Black and those related for those creating art

6. All creations and compositions are subject to curation

What happens after the event?

1. The Writing Compositions and the art would be taken up for the publication of a book on the given topic followed by distribution in ebook/Paperback/Hardback/Dust Jacket formats with due royalty to all contributors per sales

2. This book will be launched with all contributors at Kolkata Literary Carnival (KLC2024) in Jan'24 

3. Best images would be taken up for digital printing, sales and distribution with placement on our channels and wherever applicable with due royalty to the creator

BLOCK YOUR DATES NOW! It's gonna be dark & exciting!

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