Silk Routes Residency in Pakistan

The Silk Route Residency will be a 2-week rotating residency open to writers from any country legendary traveler Ibn Battuta passed through and noted in his memoir. This first residency will take place in February 2015 in Pakistan, where two residents, Kavery Nambisan and Sridala Swami, will spend time in Karachi and Lahore. In each city, the writing residents will conduct a 2-3 day writing workshop for young writers, participate in numerous literary and cultural events such as attend the Karachi Literature Festival, and engage with local writers and artists. The writer will also maintain a blog on the Silk Routes website. The goal of this residency is to strengthen and build regional networks for literary practitioners, especially between India and Pakistan, enriching creative and cultural exchanges. 

Collaborative project by Bilal Tanweer and Shandana Minhas 

August 2014-February 2015