Seattle Reads Namesake


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Spring 2007

In this ninth year of the “Seattle Reads” series, The Seattle Public Library selected The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. Lahiri visited Seattle May 14-15, to talk with readers about her critically acclaimed first novel.

These were the events that Tasveer was involved in when Jhumpa Lahiri was in town.

Tasveer, Chaya & Trikone Dialogue on The Namesake, I

Tuesday March 27th, 2007, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA, 98104
cost: Free

How does The Namesake ask readers to imagine immigration and intimacy? Join Chaya, Tasveer, and Trikone, local South Asian groups redefining their experiences of family, sexuality, and visibility as they respond to the novel. Panelists will also address the question of how successfully the recently released film, ‘The Namesake,’ directed by Mira Nair, visualizes the story of immigration and identity.

Tasveer, Chaya & Trikone Dialogue on The Namesake, II

Wednesday April 11th, 2007, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle, WA, 98115
cost: Free

How does The Namesake ask readers to imagine immigration and intimacy? Join Chaya, Tasveer, and Trikone, local South Asian groups redefining their experiences of family, sexuality, and visibility as they respond to the novel. Panelists will also address the question of how successfully the recently released film, ‘The Namesake,’ directed by Mira Nair, visualizes the story of immigration and identity.

‘American Chai’: a film by Anurag Mehta

Sunday April 15th, 2007, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
5614 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle, WA, 98107
cost: Free

A funny, heartfelt, coming-of-age story about an Indian American college boy, Sureel, who can’t tell his traditional immigrant parents that he wants to become a musician, not a doctor. Screening of the film, and discussion lead by Tasveer

‘Bend It Like Beckham’: a film by Gurinder Chadha

Monday April 23rd, 2007, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle, WA, 98115
cost: Free

An Indian family in London tries to raise their soccer-playing daughter in a traditional way, but Jess dreams of playing soccer professionally, like her hero, David Beckham. Film screeing, and discussion lead by members of Tasveer.

‘Mississippi Masala’: a film by Mira Nair

Thursday April 26th, 2007, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
425 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle, WA, 98102
cost: Free

A young African American businessman and a beautiful young Indian immigrant fall in love, only to encounter shock and outrage from both families. Film screeing, and discussion lead by members of Tasveer.

Sponsored by:
Chaya Seattle

Tasveer, Chaya & Trikone Dialogue on The Namesake, III

Sunday May 6th, 2007, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
425 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle, WA, 98102
cost: Free

How does The Namesake ask readers to imagine immigration and intimacy? Join Chaya, Tasveer, and Trikone, local South Asian groups redefining their experiences of family, sexuality, and visibility as they respond to the novel. Panelists will also address the question of how successfully the recently released film, ‘The Namesake,’ directed by Mira Nair, visualizes the story of immigration and identity.





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