TAMIL NADU PUDHUCHERY COASTAL ARTISTS' COLLECTIVE
Coordinators: Malathi Maithri *& Varethiah Konstantine **
Venue: 92-93, Arasaham, National Highway,Valliyoor;
Time: 08.08.2010, 10.00 a m to 05.00 p m.
The coastal artists of Tamil Nadu and Puduchery under the above banner are holding their south Tamil Nadu Meet at Valliyoor. The collective is the logical sequence of the proceedings of the Kanyakumari Coastal Artists' Collective which was established in December 2007. The collective aims at providing the right environment to promote fine literature and documentation on the life of the fisher folks of Tamil Nadu coast transcending religion and region is among the major objectives of the initiative.
The programme begins at 10.00 in the morning. The proceedings include the following:
Dr. Vareethiah Konstantine (Coordinator) delivers the introductory note to brief the participants of the background and rationale of the collective and the current meet.Rev. Dr. Francis Jayapathy s.j. (Anthropologist, Ethnographer and Folklorist) will deliver a key note address on the need for documenting the history, culture and lores of the traditional fisherfolks. Dr. M. Vethasahayakumar, Tamil Literary critic and advisor to the collective, will give a special lecture on the significance of making use of the language to record the life and culture of the coastal ethnic groups in order to sustain their cultural identity and future. Mr. Peter Francis (Editor, Alaivaaikkarayil, Thoothukudi) will deliver presidential address. Mrs. Malathi Maithri (Coordinator) will present a lead note to initiate interactions and will moderate the session.
Future plans, we hope, will be based on what transpires from the interactions. A little over 35 front line writers, artists, activists and readers from the five southern districts are participating in this meet.
Your paricipation is solicited.
Malathi Maithri and Vareethiah Konstantine
For more info, pl.contact Mr. Justin Thivagar (Programme organiser) at
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* #3, Murugan Koil, Kanuvaippettai, Villiyanoor,Pudhuchery- 605 110.