March Author Events

Imaniman poets reading at various times & locations

Come join for a reading as we celebrate the release of Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzalduan Borderlands, edited by award-winning poets ire’ne lara silva and Dan Vera, published by Aunt Lute Books.

Southwest Texas Junior College (Students Only)
March 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM
215 W Zavala St., Crystal City, TX 78839

Crystal City High School (Students Only)
March 10, 2017 at 2:45-3:30 PM
1101 N 11th Ave, Crystal City, TX 78839

Dimmit County Public Library
March 10, 2017 at 4:00 PM
200 N 9th St., Carizzo Springs, TX 78834

Other Books / Otros Libros
March 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM
2006 East Cesar Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Good Girls Marry Doctors reading at Eastwind Books of Berkeley

Eastwind Books of Berkeley
March 11, 2017 at 3:00-4:30 PM
2066 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Join Ayesha Mattu, Phiroozeh Petigara, Tara Dorabji, and Natasha Singh for a Good Girls Marry Doctors book talk! Good Girls Marry Doctors is filled with honest stories, difficult and joyous, heartbreaking and hilarious, from a diverse array of powerful women. These narratives combine to expose struggles that are too often hidden from the public eye, while reminding those going through similar experiences that they are heard, and they are not alone.Visit the Eventbrite page for more details.

Good Girls Marry Doctors reading in Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania, ARCH 108
March 21, 2017 at 6:00-7:30 PM
3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Join editor Piyali Bhattacharya for a Q&A and creative writing session on “Good Girls Marry Doctors”, a collection of hidden stories by South Asian American women. This event is part of Symposium on Awareness of South Asian Issues (SASAI) and PAGE Women’s Week of Penn. It is hosted by the Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH). Contact for more details.

Bryn Mawr College, Thomas 224
March 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM
101 North Merion Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Come see this Bryn Mawr and SAS alum speak about her book. Her book consits of essays commenting on the complex issue of being an American and South Asian daughter. She was the inspiration for the culture show monologues. Piyali Bhattacharya is Writer-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, where she teaches Creative Writing. She is the editor of the anthology Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion (Aunt Lute Books, 2016). She is currently working on her first novel, an excerpt from which won the 2015 Peter Straub Award for Fiction. Visit the Facebook page for more details.

Penn School of Social Policy and Practice, Room D26/D27
March 24, 2017 at 6:00-8:30 PM
3701 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104

The event will feature a panel of the editor of the book (Piyali Bhattacharya) and contributors Meghna Chandra, Swati Khurana and Surya Kundu. The event will be moderated by Sheila Shankar of the Philadelphia South Asian Collective. Visit the Facebook page for more details.

Choctalking on Other Realities reading at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

VCU Cabell Library
March 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM
901 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284

LeAnne Howe (Choctalking on Other Realities) and Ru Freeman (On Sal Mal Lane) are reading from their works in the Cabell Library, as part of the VCU English Visiting Writers Series. The Department of English MFA Program in Creative Writing at Virginia Commonwealth University annually invites writers to campus for public readings.  The department also sponsors the Levis Reading Prize and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award.

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