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Tasveer Reads: Opening Night Keynote Talk

Jan 11 2019

Seattle Art Museum


7 PM – 9 PM

Tasveer Reads: South Asian Lit Fest

Hugo House
1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Don't miss this festival of writers from South Asian diasporas. Numerous important local institutions will host writers of all forms and genres. Presented by Tasveer.

Launching things off, Amitava Kumar will present the keynote talk of the festival. Kumar's new novel Immigrant, Montana (2018) is a literary immigrant tale with a provocative modern edge one that fuses story and reportage, anecdote and annotation, picture and text. Other recent work includes Lunch with a Bigot (2015), and a New Yorker piece "Being an Indian in Trump's America" (2017).

"A beguiling meditation on memory and migration, sex and politics, ideas and art, and race and ambiguity." — Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer

For a complete schedule with presentations at other venues, visit the Tasveer Website.

All festival events are free.


JAN 11

Tasveer Reads: Keynote Talk

JAN 12

Tasveer Reads: Race and Gender in South Asian American Literature

JAN 19

Tasveer Reads: Adapting Your Novel to the Big Screen

Photo: Michael Lionstar

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