Poet, performer and writer Marcia Douglas (The Marvelous Equations of the Dead), writer Indira Ganesan (As Sweet As Honey) and writer Karen Tei Yamashita (Letters to Memory) present a cross-cultural reading and conversation of their work.
Moderator: Indira Ganesan has written three novels on South Asian diaspora in a magical realist context: The Journey; Inheritance; and As Sweet as Honey. She was a Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute Fellow, and a finalist in Granta’s first U.S. 20 Under Forty campaign. She teaches part-time at Emerson College.
Marcia Douglas is the author of the novels, The Marvellous Equations of the Dread, Madam Fate, and Notes from a Writer’s Book of Cures and Spells as well as a poetry collection, Electricity Comes to Cocoa Bottom. She teaches in the MFA program at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Brazil-Maru, Tropic of Orange, Circle K Cycles, I Hotel, Anime Wong: Fictions of Performance, and Letters to Memory. I Hotel was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award and awarded the California Book Award.