InKo Centre and Arts Council Korea (ARKO) are delighted to invite playwright, Ms Park, Jinhee, as our next writer-in-residence at the Sangam House Writing Residency at Nrityagram in Bengaluru. Ms Park will be in residence from 28 December 2015 to 22 January 2016 and will participate in Lekhana, the literary weekend organised by Sangam House from 8-10 January, 2016 in Bengaluru.

ramaswamyPark, Jin-hee, is a promising young playwright. She visited India in 2010 and produced a movie called SHIVA, Throw Your Life, in 2013. She has dramatized and produced some of her work and has won the Best Picture Award at the Busan International Performing Arts Festival in 2014. During her visit to India and her stint at Sangam House, she aims to research Asian tales and is open to presenting reading sessions for Indian readers.

Park, Jinhee is actively working on convergence in performing arts theatre, both as a playwright and as a filmmaker. Her work is based on the tales and myths of Korea. Her work aims to talk about the future through past and present modes of communication.

In addition, she created a video while continuing to work to broaden her literary world. She wrote the scenario for 'SHIVA, throw your life.' This film is South Korea's first location shooting of a film that originated in India within a distinct Indian context.

Park Jinhee will be in residence at Sangam House from 28.12.2015 to 22.1.2016

The Toji Cultural Foundation was established to support work created by Korean writers, scholars and artists. It started with the firm belief that writers, scholars and artists should be liberated from their busy daily lives to dedicate their time entirely to creating their works. The numerous creative works generated by domestic cultural artists and scholars in in Korea has made the Toji Cultural Centre a major place for creative activities in Korea. Based on the success of its domestic programme, The Toji Cultural Foundation in cooperation with the city of Wonju launched a new initiative in 2005, the Programme for Supporting Creative Works and Cultural Exchanges by Foreign Writers, Artists and Scholars.

arts_council_KoreaAbout Sangam House Sangam House is an international writer's residency programme that brings together writers from across the world to live and work among their peers in a safe, supportive and nurturing space. Every winter the Sangam House invites approximately twenty writers to live and work at Nrityagram,40 kms outside Bengaluru in South India. Each year, half the invited writers come from the South Asian subcontinent (India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka) and half from other countries around the world. Sangam House is open to writers in all languages and disciplines - fiction and non-fiction writers, poets, translators, playwrights and screenwriters.

Lekhana 2016, a literary weekend, organised by Sangam House, will be held at the IIHS Bangalore City Campus from 8-10 January, 2016. Lekhana brings together writers from Bangalore city to share conversations, discussions and readings. The theme this year is "The Sound of Silence", and will feature readings from the works of writers who have returned their Sahitya Akademi awards, and an open forum on the efficacy of organisations like PEN and non-violent modes of dissent and protest.

** For further information, please contact InKo Centre: T: 044-24361224; E: enquiries@inkocentre.org