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Spoken word poetry by Michael Fehr


Swiss author Michael Fehr refers to himself as being ‘A Narrator’ – a writer who does not write. Fehr, a spoken word poet, has juvenile macular degeneration, low vision, which compels him to create his works by dictation, creating an inimitable oeuvre of outstanding poetical and musical qualities.

Fehr will be performing along with guitarist Raghuraman Ramasubramanian, attempting a new collaboration for the India tour supported by Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council.


As part of TATA Literature Live!

Thursday 16 November 2017 at 11:00 am
Talk at St Xaviers College, 5 Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai

Friday 17 November 2017 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Workshop on ‘Sounds Of Stories The Blues’ Culture of Storytelling
at the Sea View Room , NCPA Complex, Nariman Point, Mumbai

Saturday 18 November 2017 at 3:30 pm
Performance at the Prithvi Theatre,  20 Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Mumbai

Sunday 19 November 2017 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Panel Discussion on ‘Write to Recite – The proliferation of textual performance’
at the Prithvi House, Mumbai
The panel discussion explores the art of spoken word with authors from across the world including Marcela Romero Garcia, Gabor Lanczkor and Michael Fehr and is chaired by the founder of Kommun and Spoken Fest, Roshan Abbas.

Wednesday 22 November 2017
Workshop and performance at The Storyteller’s Bar
The Promenade, Goubert Avenue, White Town, Pondicherry

Friday 24 November 2017 at 7:30 pm
Performance at The Grid
8/14, Central Avenue, Kesava Perumal Puram, R.A. Puram, Chennai

Some of the works Fehr will be sharing are, Taking a partridge apart; Nothing and no one; In the swarm; The other one, me and the old man.

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