SAWCC’s Three-Day Literary Festival

Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22, 2005

When living beings reproduce, their chromosomes connect for a brief moment, forming chiasmata — linkages that spawn diversity and allow us to challenge our unpredictable environment, thus fueling our evolution. In this event, we explore and celebrate Chiasmata, spontaneous connections that birth the motley spaces we inhabit. Spaces between the old and the new, the established and the subversive, the familiar and the novel. Spaces that serve as bridges toward a new self.

Friday, May 20, 7pm – Chiasmata launch, readings, and wine reception
@ Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th floor
New York, NY
Featuring Amitava Kumar, Meera Nair, S. Mitra Kalita, Ginu Kamani, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Abha Dawesar
$10, $7 for students

Saturday, May 21, 6-8pm – “Sex and the Suitor,” sultry poetry and fiction readings about love, partnership, and longing
@ Flushing Meadows — Corona Park
11101 Corona Ave.
Flushing, NY
Co-sponsored by the Queens Museum of Art

Sunday, May 22, noon-2pm – writing workshop, discussion and brunch
2:30-4pm – publishing panel discussion
Join agents, editors, and writers for a discussion on what trends in South Asian publishing mean for emerging writers.