Cappuccino Readings was founded in early 2014 by Anjali Purohit with the aim of initiating a literary cafe culture in Mumbai. ‘Coffee, Tea and Poetry @ the Cafe’ is its byline.
Cappuccino Readings is curated by Anjali Purohit and Jennifer Robertson.
CR has organized regular Readings at the Starbucks coffee shop in the city for three years. CR aims to have Readings where new voices get a platform to read their work and also get an opportunity to share the stage with senior established writers and poets. It also attempts to have at lease one poet in every Reading who writes in a language other than English.
Over the past three years of its existence, Cappuccino Readings has happily seen the cafe scene in Mumbai changing and, as of 2016, various cafes in the city have opened their doors to poetry readings, slam poetry, spoken word and performance poetry.
Cappuccino Readings now feels that, having initiated this literary cafe culture in the city, it is time for the CR to move base from the Starbucks coffee shop to the KitabKhana bookstore where it will continue its efforts towards projecting new talent and giving new voices a platform where they share their work with senior and established writers. Accordingly, the first of its regular readings in was held at the bookstore in November 2016.
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