Los Angeles, here we come!


The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective will be in SoCal and we’d love to see you there!

Events open to the public: 


Free Write-A-Thon
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 30

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Decolonize your writing:

A full day of FREE writing workshops with writers of color, organized by The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective and Kaya Press, on the USC campus.

Join us: https://www.facebook.com/events/443439595848964/


Embawdied Lit: A Drag Reading Sequel
7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31

With Vidhu Aggarwal and other performers at The LASH,  117 Winston St, Los Angeles.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1731016207127525/


UNCHASTE reading:
7-9 p.m. Friday, April 1

With Minal Hajratwala and others, part of the Unchaste Reading Series: promoting writing that takes risks, that shows the raw, vulnerable, ecstatic, complicated lives of women. At Residence Inn L.A. LIVE, 901 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles. 
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/952672428134393/

9-11 p.m. Friday, April 1

With Vidhu Aggarwal and other writers from Kundiman and Kaya Press, at Echoes Under Sunset,  1310 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/105689876489845/

South Asian Writers HAPPY HOUR
5 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, April 2

Come meet and mingle with South Asian writers and celebrate the launch of new and forthcoming books over food and drink (cheese masala fries anyone?) in the beautiful Cowboys & Turbans beer garden. Everyone is welcome: writers, readers, community, etc.!

Info/RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1581990128692606/


Only for AWP convention-goers:

Come meet our collective authors at Table #101, get special deals on our books and learn about our manuscript contest.  Fabulous prizes for lucky winners!

 Volunteers Get a Free Book!

Want to meet people and earn good karma? We’re looking for some great volunteers to help staff our table, sell books, and enjoy the bookfair. Email us and we’ll share the schedule, so you can choose your own times! 

Thursday, March 31

12:00-12:30pm: Desi Writers Meetup
Meet and mingle and find folks to hang out with throughout the convention. 


Friday, April 1

2:30-3:00pm: Vidhu Aggarwal & Minal Hajratwala

3:00-3:30pm: POETRY ORACLE (Free Prizes)

3:30-4:00pm: Ellen Kombiyil & Shikha Malaviya

Rebel Girls reading & panel:
9am-10:15am Friday, April 1

Our own Minal Hajratwala is part of a panel and reading about breaking free and getting out. 

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