Wednesday, July 9th

Asian American Writers’ Workshop
110-112 W. 27th St, buzzer 600
New York, NY 10001

SAWCC has re-launched its salon-style meetings for creative South Asian women. These meetings are a space for nurturing our community and the informal sharing of creative projects or works-in-progress. This is our space to get up close and personal with fellow creative women and share our multi-disciplinary artistic visions and processes. We are hosting the salon on a quarterly basis at the Asian American Writers Workshop.

The salon is open to South Asian women artists, creative professionals and arts enthusiasts. If you are interested in presenting at a future salon event, please contact us via:

The presenters are Padmini Devi Narumanchi and Akansha Rastogi.


Padmini Devi Narumanchi has co-produced 3 feature films: Hank & Asha, Plato’s Reality Machine and Dark Mountain. Her script, Siddhi, was shortlisted for the 2014 AFI Women’s Directing Workshop. She is producing The Golden Cap Club (by Merva Faddoul) which was shortlisted for the 2014 Sundance Creative Producing Fellowship. Padmini earned her BA from UC Berkeley and MFA from USC.

Akansha Rastogi is Curator, Programming and Exhibitions, at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi, India. Her recent exhibitions include ‘Zones of Contact: Propositions on the Museum’ (2013, co-curated) and the ‘Inhabiting the Museum’ performance series (2011-14) at KNMA. Rastogi is part of an artist collective WALA and received a FICA Public Art Grant for performance projects. She is currently visiting New York on a Curatorial residency at ISCP, New York, awarded by the Inlaks Shivadasani Foundation.

$5 suggested donation

Image credit: Savage Sisters. Padmini Devi Narumanchi, 2012, video, 11 min