SAWCC Salon: June 1st, 2015

Monday, June 1st, 7-9 pm

@ Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 W 27th St, 6th floor
New York, NY

SAWCC is continuing its signature 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. 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:

Our presenting artists are: Zainab Zahra Syed and Farheen HaQ

Zainab Zahra Syed is a Pakistani activist and performance poet. Her work focuses on the Middle East and South Asia, with specific attention paid to humanized politics. Her first full length manuscript weaves the history of the Pakistani Partition with personal narrative in an attempt to reconcile memory and the act of remembering.

Farheen HaQ is a media artist based in Victoria, British Columbia. She works in video, installation, performance and photography to explore cultural inscriptions of the body, gender, ritual and gesture. She completed her MFA from York University, Toronto in 2005. She also works as an art educator and workshop facilitator.

$5 suggested donation



Image Credits, respectively: Zainab Zahra Syed/Elvira Figueras and Farheen HaQ (Endless Tether, video still)