Tales To Tell Romance – Book Launch

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Authors, illustrators, organizers and support systems, all packed in celebration!

“Tales to Tell” – a series of anthologies of short stories and illustrations, is an initiative by Kolkata Bloggers and published by BEE Books. It seeks to bring fresh authors and illustrations under one umbrella, and consolidate their unique perspective into one book. Backed by the success of the first book in the series last year, we were back with the launch of the second book – Tales to Tell Romance – exactly a year later.
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International Kolkata Book Fair – Partnerships and Nostalgia

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The Inauguration Ceremony of the International Kolkata Book Fair 2016. Photograph – Rupsha Bhadra | www.rupshabhadra.wordpress.com

If there’s two things that every resident of Kolkata definitely looks forward to annually, they would be the Durga Puja and the International Kolkata Book Fair. In both cases, this city indulges in celebration. The Kolkata Book Fair – the largest Book Fair in the world – is a twelve-day-long celebration of literature in unparalleled fashion. The Book Fair is proof that Kolkata stays true to its glorious roots of being a hub of intellectual activity. The love for reading is inherent in the ebbs and flows of this great city.
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Tales to Tell – Book Launch

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The Tales to Tell Book Launch. Photograph – Abhishek Chamaria.

“Tales to Tell” is an anthology of twenty short stories accompanied by twenty illustrations, published by Kolkata Bloggers and BEE Books. The book is unique in the sense that it features twenty new authors and twenty new illustrators, giving them a platform to showcase their talent, and on the other hand giving the reader so many new perspectives and interpretations of the world around.

The Initial Journey

It was during the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival held in January this year at the Oxford Bookstore, when the founder of Kolkata Bloggers, Anirban Saha, declared the competition open for Tales to Tell during The Great Indian Bloggers Meet organized by the Times of India. The challenge for all prospective writers was to wrap up a meaningful plot in as few as 500 words, and create a lasting impression with the story.
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