New passages our writers exchange project in partnerships with Edinburgh International Book Festival and Apeejay Literary Festival Kolkata uses the life, work of Mackenzie and Collection as it’s axis.
Scottish Writers Nalini Paul and Abir Mukherjee travelled to the Hebrides to view the collection and birth place of Mackenzie and are now writing on their discoveries and personal responses to that Journey.
The writers then carried out a week long residency in Kolkata continuing their journey and research through The Mackenzie Collection. There they meet and Collaborate with Indian Counterpart writers Sandip Roy and Sampurna Chattarji.
New Passages writers exchange is ongoing Sandip Roy and Sampurna Chatterji will travel to Scotland and Stornoway the town of Mackenzie’s birth in August 2018 to carry out research and present their works in progress at the Purvai Festival on the 21st August and then at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on the 24th August.