ABHA IYENGAR - A POET, WRITER, SCREENPLAY WRITER, ACTIVIST

Abha Iyengar is an internationally published freelance writer and poet. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, magazines and literary journals, both in print and online. She is a Kota Press Poetry Anthology contest winner. Her story, ‘The High Stool’ was nominated for the Story South Million Writers Award. She has won several literary contests. She is a member of The Poetry Society of India and ‘Riyaz’ Writer’s Group at The British Council, New Delhi. Abha is a social activist who is against all forms of aggression and injustice.

She has contributed to popular anthologies in the U.S.
'The Simple Touch of Fate', 'Knit Lit Too' and 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' are some of these.
Her work has appeared in literary journals like Moon dance, Raven Chronicles, Gowanus Books, Tattoo Highway,Tryst3, Bewildering Stories, Kritya, river babble, Enlightened Practice, Poet Works Press, Fabulist, Door Knobs and Body Paint, Citizen 32, Arabesques Review among others. She is a member of The Poetry Society of India, Writing in India, and 'Riyaz' Writer's Group at The British Council, New Delhi. She is editor with two publishing houses.

Abha conducts creative writing and poetry workshops.

She has written several screenplays. Her poem film “Parwaaz” has won a special jury prize at the film festival at Patras, Greece and has been screened to acclaim at various international film festivals. She has provided screenplay inputs for a Japanese film.

International Festivals
     
 
  • 12th Annual Local Colours Festival. Roanoke, Virginia, U.S.A
  • 2nd International Writers' Festival-India - 2006
  • 3rd International Writers' Festival-India - 2007.
  • “Parwaaz” screened at International film festivals-2008-2009
 
     
 
As an activist-writer she has presented papers in Berlin on unplanned urbanization (1991) and represented India in Paris (2005), speaking on the impact of World Trade Organization's negotiations on small farmers in India.
 
     
Awards
     
 
  • Honorable Mention -Breakaway Books Contest and publication.
 
 
  • Kota Press Poetry Anthology - Contest Winner.
 
 
  • "The HighStool" (story) - nominated for The Story South Million Writer's Award.
 
 
  • Tattoo Highway: Contest Winner.
 
 
  • Door Knobs and Body Paint: Contest Winner.
 
 
  • Flashquake: Mobile Photo Contest Winner.
 
 
  • A Photograph Speaks Without Words - Photographs Preserve History Contest Winner.

 
  • Travel Writing Workshop 2009: Winner.
 
  • Lavanya Sankaran Writing Fellowship 2009-2010.
 
 
   
 
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