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South Asian-American Poetry Night | SF Main Library

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
San Francisco Main Public Library | 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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Come celebrate the final day of National Poetry Month by attending our program devoted to prominent South Asian-American authors. The program begins with poet Tanuja Mehrotra Wakefield reading from her new book, Undersong. Next, the featured poet, Athena Kashyap, will read from her books, Crossing Black Waters and Sita’s Choice.

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author Geeta Anand will facilitate the second half of the program. Anand will engage Kashyap in a conversation about poetry, women’s issues in India, and other matters addressed in Kashyap’s books. A short Q & A with the public will conclude the program.

Athena Kashyap is a San Francisco poet whose poems explore borders, both physical and psychological, and women’s issues. She is the author of the acclaimed Crossing Black Waters (2012) and Sita’s Choice (2018).

Tanuja Mehrotra Wakefield holds an MA in English from Tulane University and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. From 2015 to 2018 she served as the poet laureate of Belmont, California. She is the author of Undersong (2019).

Geeta Anand is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and writer for the Wall Street Journal. She writes about health care, education, and environmental challenges in India. She is the author of The Cure: How a Father Raised $100 Million-and Bucked the Medical Establishment-in a Quest to Save His Children (2009).

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Cost: FREE
Categories: Literature
Address: 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102