1st TSAL: Tasveer South Asian LitFest



TSAL brings together an eclectic group of poets, novelists, screenwriters, nonfiction and experimental writers expressing a wide range of South Asian diasporic voices on race, immigration, gender, identity, and publishing. Listen to our authors read from their writings and engage with them in discussion panels and workshops as they explore some of the major issues such as race, immigration, gender, sexuality, and politics that have shaped the lives and writings of the South Asian diaspora. TSAL is produced by Tasveer and funded by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Our TSAL partners are Gardner Center for Asian Arts and Ideas, The Elliott Bay Book Company, Hugo House, KUOW, Northwest Film Forum, South Asia Center, UW Seattle and Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Bothell.




Friday, Jan 11th, 2019

7:00 pm Opening Night & Keynote

Saturday, Jan 12th, 2019

12:00 pm Race & Gender in South Asian American Literature

3:00 pm Celebrating Meena Alexander

3:00 pm Women of Color Writers in the USA

5:00 pm Writing South Asian LGBTQ Lives

6:00 pm Storywallahs: Whats in Your Name (Youth)

8:00 pm Storywallahs: Whats in Your Name

Sunday, Jan 13th, 2019

2:00 pm Film Screening: A Throw of Dice

Thursday, Jan 17th, 2019

7:00 pm Workshop: Creative Writing w/ Indu Sundaresan

Friday, Jan 18th, 2019

7:00 pm A Night of Poetry at Hugo House

Saturday, Jan 19th, 2019

1:00 pm Workshop: Adapting Your Novel to The Big Screen

3:00 pm Closing Night: Love Together, Love Apart

6:00 pm Closing Night Reception w/ Authors & Guests

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