South Asian Women's Creative Collective: Mixed Messages
May 19, 2006
The South Asian Women's Creative Collective (SAWCC) and Marymount Manhattan College present "Mixed Messages," a literary festival celebrating South Asian writing crossing boundaries between cultures, genres and media. A three-day series of readings, panels and workshops, "Mixed Messages" will explore non-mainstream genres, highlight writers who use new media, and focus on writing communities.
When: May 19-21, 2006
Where: Marymount Manhattan College, 221 East 71st Street, New York, NY 10021
Participating writers include: Amitav Ghosh (Incendiary Circumstances), Vijay Seshadri (The Long Meadow: Poems), Sara Suleri Goodyear (Boys Will Be Boys: A Daughter's Elegy), Ruth Jeyaveeran (The Spectacular Adventures of Sophie and Sebastian), Mitali Perkins (The Not-So Star-Spangled Life of Sunita Sen), Marina Budhos (Ask Me No Questions), Amitava Kumar (Husband of a Fanatic), Ravi Shankar (Instrumentality), and Anna John (of www.SepiaMutiny.com).
"Mixed Messages" will feature a screenwriting master class with Sabrina Dhawan, a writing workshop for teens with Marina Budhos, and "Writing About Food" workshop with master chef Vikas Khanna, New York Times writer Julia Moskin, and cookbook author Ramin Ganeshram. The festival will also feature performances on both evenings with dance, music, spoken word and much more from emerging and established South Asian women artists. Check out the detailed festival schedule below.
Co-sponsors include South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!), and Sholay Productions.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, May 19
7:00 p.m.:Kick-Off Reading and Reception, $15
Saturday, May 20
10 a.m.: Continental breakfast
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Panel Discussion: South Asian Youth Literature. Co-sponsored by SAYA! (Nugent 458)
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.:Workshop: Screenwriting Master Class with Sabrina Dhawan (Moonsoon Wedding, 2002), $75. Writing sample and reservation required. Additional $10 for boxed lunch. (Nugent 459)
3 - 5 p.m.: Panel Discussion: Supporting Your Habit: Making a Writing Life (Nugent 458)
3 - 5 p.m.: A Writing Workshop with Marina Budhos For teens (13-17). Co-sponsored by SAYA! Reservation required. (Nugent 461)
6:30 p.m.: Dance and Music Performance, $10
Sunday, May 21
10 a.m.: Continental breakfast
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Panel Discussion: The Business of Writing (Nugent 458)
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Workshop: The Good Life: Writing About Food, $50. (Nugent 459)
3 - 5 p.m.: Panel Discussion: Mixed Messages: South Asian Literature and New Media (Nugent 458)
5:30 p.m.: Showcase of South Asian Women Writers
The South Asian Women's Creative Collective (SAWCC) is an organization dedicated to the advancement, visibility and development of emerging and established South Asian women artists and writers. SAWCC provides a forum for South Asian women artists to profile their creative and intellectual work, and network with other South Asian women artists, educators, community workers, and professionals.
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