The Bottom Drawer – Writers on Inspiration

Photo by Leon Gao, from Unsplash.

From 15 July 2020

Bagri Foundation is pleased to launch the series The Bottom Drawer.  Starting from Wednesday 15 July, it will feature a series of online interviews with an array of writers from across Asia and the diaspora. Each will be asked to ponder a number of questions that are telling about what inspired them to write. Hinged around their earliest efforts, these are often described as ‘The Bottom Drawer’, as that is where these are usually consigned to.

The series kicks off with a conversation with journalist and editor Zahra Hankir interviewed by our Head of Arts, Chelsea Pettitt via Instagram Live.  Featuring guest interviewers alongside the Bagri Foundation team, we are pleased to confirm some of the following guests, with further guests still to be announced:

15 July – Zahra Hankir interviewed by Chelsea Pettitt (Youtube link with subtitles here)

28 July – Pavana Reddy interviewed by SS Haque (Youtube link with subtitles here)

11 August – Sharlene Teo interviewed by Chelsea Pettitt (Youtube link with subtitles here)

21 August – Nguyẽ̂n Phan Quế Mai interviewed by Chelsea Pettitt (Youtube link with subtitles here)

25 August – Deepa Anappara interviewed by Sarah Shaffi (Youtube link with subtitles here)

8 September – Anjali Joseph interviewed by Katy Carr (Youtube link with subtitles here)

30 September – Intan Paramaditha interviewed by Anna Temby (Youtube link with subtitles here)

15 October – Will Harris and Nina Mingya Powles in conversation (Youtube link with subtitles here)

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