SAWCC Conference: Mixed Messages

The South Asian Women's Creative Collective (SAWCC) is having a conference at Marymount Manhattan College in mid-May. The conference is called "Mixed Messages," and lots of desi writers, publishers, and yes, bloggers are on the schedule. (Look for Anna, Shashwati, and Amitava on various panels... ) They also have some interesting workshops for writers scheduled -- a screenwriting master class, a writing workshop for teens, and "Writing About Food" with Vikas Khanna (!).

I'll be moderating this panel:

Friday, May 19: Kick-Off Reading and Reception
7PM, $15

Readings by:
Amitav Ghosh (Incendiary Circumstances, Houghton Mifflin, 2006)
Vijay Seshadri (The Long Meadow: Poems, Graywolf Press, 2005)
Sara Suleri Goodyear (Boys Will Be Boys: A Daughter's Elegy, University of Chicago Press, 2003)
Moderated by Amardeep Singh (Assistant Professor of English at Lehigh University)

Nice, huh? All three are writers I admire a great deal. Fortunately I am just moderating, or I would be quaking in my boots.

If any of you are going to be around that weekend and want to meet, please do get in touch. It might be nice to do a meetup of some kind on the Upper East Side.