Spaces and Places: a reading with Nikita Parik and Shreyasi Sharma
Join us for a reading with writers, Nikita Parik and Shreyasi Sharma, amongst the Pathfoot artworks. As part of the Art Collection's theme of Space and Place, Nikita and Shreyasi will read work related to urban localities, habitats and non-human life. They will also be talking to Gemma Robinson about how their previous and new work is engaged in mapping and transforming spaces and bodies in poetry and prose.
Nikita Parik holds an M.A. in Linguistics and another M.A. in English. She is the author of Diacritics of Desire (2019), her debut book of poems, and the translator of Amour and Apocalypse (2020), a Hindi novel based on the reinterpretation of the flood myth. Her third and latest book, My City is a Murder of Crows (2022), was shortlisted for the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize. Her books have been reviewed/featured in The Sunday Statesman, Business Standard, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Outlook India, The Wire, and Kavya Bharati.
She is also one of the founder editors of EKL Review. You can read her interview with Kitaab (Singapore), and listen to her poetry podcast with Rattle magazine (USA).
Shreyasi Sharma has an MA in Literary Art from Dr B.R. Ambedkar University, Delhi, and since her graduation has worked in publishing houses, think tanks and schools. Her words have appeared in The Hindu, The Citizen, Feminism in India, Indian Cultural Forum, and Current Conservation, and in 2022 Red River Press published her poems and narrative non-fiction about the city in an anthology titled Of Dry Tongues and Brave Hearts.
Charles Wallace Fellowships
Nikita Parik is the 2023 Charles Wallace Fellow in Creative Writing at Stirling and Shreyasi Sharma is the 2023 Charles Wallace Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Kent.
Each year, Stirling and Kent host an Indian creative writer to work alongside students and staff. Charles Wallace Fellowships are funded by Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT). The organisation funds fellowships across the UK for Indian academics, translators and creative practitioners.
For more information about this event and Stirling’s fellowship please contact Gemma Robinson, at email@example.com.