Culture / Diaspora(s)

The SAWCC Literary Festival

SAWCCStimulate your literary senses at the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective’s Literary Fest: Open Fire: Rights, Radicalism and Revolution on September 23-24 2011.  With the middle-east uprisings, London riots and protests in Madison (closer to home), SAWCC’s theme  is extremely pertinent and timely.

Revolution is clearly spreading, and this literary festival is an exploration of the role of stories in political change. SAWCC’s diverse group of authors and activists tell stories from struggles across the world and SAWCC is excited to be partnering with an independent bookstore, Revolution Books.

You can check SAWCC’s website: for more information.  We hope to see you there!

Authors will be available for interviews for interested journalists.
Open Fire: Rights, Radicalism and Revolution
The SAWCC Literary Festival
Friday, September 23, 7pm
Opening Night Reading featuring authors Thrity Umrigar (The Weight of Heaven, The Space Between Us) and Tahmima Anam (A Golden Age, The Good Muslim)
at Revolution Books
146 West 26th Street (btwn 6th and 7th Aves)
New York, NY 10001
$15 tickets on sale now!
Saturday, September 24, 1-4:30pm at Revolution Books, NYC
Panel discussions on writing about human rights, politics in young adult literature, and social justice at home with Fawzia Afzal-Khan, Monisha Bajaj, Marina Budhos, Sunu Chandy, V.V. Ganeshananthan, Neesha Meminger, Priyanka Motaparthy, Yesha Naik, Maniza Naqvi, Zohra Saed, Purvi Shah, Jyotsna Sreenivasan, Nisha Varia.
at Revolution Books
146 West 26th Street (btwn 6th and 7th Aves)
New York, NY 10001
Saturday, September 24, 6-8pm at Bar 13
Rapid-Fire Reading featuring a line-up of South Asian women performing poetry, fiction, and spoken-word on the themes of rights, radicalism, and revolution.
at Bar 13
35 East 13th Street (at University Pl.)
New York, NY 10003
$5 at the door

For full schedule and details, visit
Organized by the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC); hosted by Revolution Books; cosponsored by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, NYU’s Wagner International Students Society (WISS), and NYU Wagner’s International Public Service Association (IPSA).
This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the New York Council for the Humanities.