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PenThrill Publication House inks entry

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By EMN Updated: Nov 28, 2013 12:24 am
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Correspondent
KOHIMA, NOVEMBER 27

GOOD news for aspiring writers, poets and novelists who dream of seeing their work printed in the book form- PenThrill, a home-based publication house in Kohima, was launched today. Located at Billy Graham Road, Kohima, PenThrill Publication House is the venture of a young poetess, writer and freelance journalist, Vishii Rita Krocha.Chief Secretary Alemtemshi Jamir formally launched PenThrill Publication House at a brief launching programme held at the Conclave Hall, LCS Building, Kohima and also released the first PenThrill imprint on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, Jamir lauded Rita on her initiative to open a platform, not just for writers but also for other professionals whose skills are required to make a publication house function. He highlighted the significance of writing and how documenting information has changed the structure of societies, shaping the history of mankind. “If knowledge has proliferated, it is because of the printing technology,” he said.
Maintaining that the starting of a publication house will have a great impact on Nagas, Jamir expressed hope that PenThrill will promote intellectual originality and play a major role in inspiring writing, reading and gathering of information.
Speaking on the occasion, Rita shared that it has always been her dream to own a publishing house, not only for her own sake but for the sake of other undiscovered poets, writers, and novelists.
She attributed the launch of PenThrill to parents, for their constant encouragement, and to her creative siblings who contributed as her critics, designers, photographers, even writers and other roles that she needed to make her dream a reality.
Rita admitted that a publishing venture is a challenge in this age of technology where everything has become computerized and people are drawn to the internet for almost every reason, even for reading. Nevertheless, she believes that that the world may have been swept over by the new age of technology but nothing will ever stop the unfading generation of readers and writers, for whom, reading stories online, will never be enough.
She opined that in writing, important stories can be told, those that ultimately reflect the life of a society and other rich stories of the past that were failed to get documented before.
She hopes to reach out to those aspiring writers, who have the passion, the zeal and the courage to tell the world, stories perceived through their minds, in poetry, in prose or any other form.
Rita being a lover of poetry, the first imprint of PenThrill, ‘Four Shades’, is a collection of 60 poems, authored by Delhi-based research scholar Robert Seiboi, Singapore based marketing executive Aboli Chishi, Temjenrenba Anichar, a Dimapur based Journalist and Rita herself.
During the launching programme, Temjenrenba Anichar read one of his poems from ‘Four Shades’. The book will be available Wisdom Books, ACLS Book Centre and Bible House in Kohima.
Rita has disclosed that PenThrill Publication House has a few book titles lined up to be launched in the next few months. These include ‘Lhüsakhu’s Adventures and Other Stories’, ‘Tales from the Enchanted Lake’, ‘Raconteurs from the hills’, and ‘A Bad Woman’. The launch of PenThrill Publication House certainly sends out a strong message that technology and the internet may have reduced the demand for books, but that definitely has not been able to diminish the importance of the printed word.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 28, 2013 12:24:53 am