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[Tasveer South Asian LitFest] Storywallahs: What’s in Your Name?

January 12 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Part I—Youth—6 p.m.

Tasveer Youth Collective debuts in the Salon with this youth workshop (ages 11–18). This session will encourage youth to tell the stories and significance of their names. Moderated by Seema Bahl and Ashraf Hassan. Sign up to participate here.

Part II—Adult—8 p.m.

Open Mic in Lapis Theater. Tell us the story of your name—its origin, how it’s contributed to your personality, and the sticky, and perhaps comical, situations it has brought about. Moderated by Agastya Kohli. Sign up to participate here.

For more information on the festival and how to register, visit the TSAL website.


Tasveer South Asian LitFest 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 their 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.