Electric Ladyland

SAWCC’s Fifth Annual Literary Festival

Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3, 2007

@ The New School
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011

This two-day series of readings, panels, and workshops features South Asians who write personal, political, and popular literature. As pop culture and politics intersect, literature provides an avenue for women to find their groove. This festival explores the electricity of South Asians writing in a different time, in different ways through the lenses of music, food, the Internet, politics, criticism, poetry, and fiction. Electric Ladyland will provide an opportunity for these works to converge and spark new dialogue.

Featured readings by: Sita Bhaskar, Roohi Choudhry, V.V. Ganeshananthan, Sheba Karim, Keshni Kashyap, Yesha Naik, Nina Sharma, and Marian Thambynayagam with Varuni Tiruchelvam
Panelists: Chitrita Banerji, Shobhan Bantwal, Sita Bhaskar, Samantha Edussuriya, Anna John, Janki Khatau, Mira Kamdar, Sejal Shah, Sunita Mukhi, Monica Pradhan, Saira Rao, and Amardeep Singh
Writing workshops with: V.V.Ganeshananthan and Robin Mookerjee