The organisers will select five previously unpublished writers of fiction or poetry (residents of India) to travel to Paris and attend the festival. Deadline: 25 July 2014
Indian magazine The Caravan has announced that it has joined hands with the World Writers’ Festival, an initiative of Columbia University and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, to call for young Indian writers to apply to participate in the Writers of India Festival, taking place in Paris between 18–21 September 2014.
The festival will feature writers and critics such as Akeel Bilgrami, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Vikram Chandra and Kiran Desai. It hopes to foster connections between students and early practitioners of creative writing from India and around the world, and be a fruitful meeting ground between new and established writers.