Salon: Reading and Conversation with SJ Sindu | June 25, 1-3 PM

Photo credit: Jessie Cohen and Ramsey Mathews

Date & Time: Sunday, June 25, 2017, 1 – 3PM

Place: New York Foundation for the Arts | 20 Jay Street #740 | Dumbo, Brooklyn | (closest trains: F to York Street, A/C to High Street)

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Join SAWCC this Sunday for a mellow afternoon celebrating Pride and community with author SJ Sindu, alongside croissants, coffee, and cava! We’ll be serving brunch-y bites and drinks for an intimate, salon-style reading and discussion on her debut novel, Marriage of a Thousand Lies (Soho Press 2017).

Read an excerpt of Sindu’s novel at the Aerogram. A necessary and exciting addition to both the Sri Lankan American and LGBTQ canons, Marriage of a Thousand Lies offers a vivid exploration of a life lived at a complex intersection of race, sexuality, and nationality.

SJ Sindu was born in Sri Lanka and raised in Massachusetts. Her hybrid fiction and nonfiction chapbook, I Once Met You But You Were Dead, won the 2016 Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest and was published by Split Lip Press. She was a 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow and holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Florida State University. Marriage of a Thousand Lies is her first novel, released by Soho Press in June 2017.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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