top of page
Poster Title.png

Sept. 22-24, 2023

500 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018

 

The Aangan Lit Fest is a celebration of novels, poems, and memoirs of the South Asian diaspora. Featuring readings and Q&As with authors, panel discussions, and writing workshops, the festival seeks to gather writers, industry experts, and readers around a love of literature, storytelling, and shared heritage.

Featuring: 

 

Readings and Q&As

Meet your favorite South Asian authors as they read from their works, answer audience questions, and sign copies of their books.

Panel Discussions

Hear from a number of writers and thinkers whose unique voices are shaping our ideas around home, identity, tradition, modernity, publishing, and more.

Workshops

Aspiring writers can join sessions on everything from how to pen the perfect story to how to get published.

Children's Festival

The Children's Festival will feature an author session, story-times, and activity sessions on illustration and writing.

ALF Pop-Up Bookshop

Peruse and purchase books, stationery, and more from South Asian writers and small businesses.

 

Poetry Night

The festival's main event will take place Saturday evening and will feature poetry and music from up-and-coming writers as well as established artists.

Friday September 22, 2023

Opening Talk: In Conversation with Yashica Dutt 

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Room 314 

Saturday September 23, 2023

ALF Bookshop 

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Room 414, All Ages

Opening Plenary 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Room 414, All Ages

Reading and Q&A – Annika Sharma

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Room 407, Ages 18+

Reading and Q&A – Bushra Rehman

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Room 407, Ages 18+

Generative Writing Hour – Rajat Dayal Singh

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Room 405, Ages 8+

Writing Home (Panel Discussion) – Prachi Gupta, Ansley Moon, Krystal Sital, moderated by Mishika Narula

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Room 406, Ages 18+

Writing the Self (Workshop) – Ashna Ali

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Room 407, Ages 18+

Comic Book Writing & Illustration (Workshop) – Ram Devineni & Regine Sawyer

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, Room 405, Ages 8+

Pathway to Publishing (Panel Discussion) 

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Room 406, Ages 18+

Queer Voices (Panel Discussion) – Rahul Mehta, Mala Kumar, Bushra Rehman, moderated by Rajat Dayal Singh

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM, Room 406, Ages 18+

Poetry Jam 

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM, *VENUE CHANGE* 500 8th Ave, Room 414, Ages 18+ 

Children's Festival

StoryTime Read-Aloud & Activity Session – Avani Dwivedi

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 405, Ages 5-12

Reading and Q&A – Shveta Thakrar

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Room 405, Ages 8-18

Illustration (Workshop) – Seema Shakti

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Room 405, Ages 5-18

Generative Writing Hour – Rajat Dayal Singh

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Room 405, Ages 8+

Comic Book Writing & Illustration (Workshop) – Ram Devineni & Regine Sawyer

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Room 405, Ages 8+

Sunday September 24, 2023

ALF Bookshop 

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Room 414, All Ages

Reading and Q&A – Ansley Moon

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Room 407, Ages 18+

Stories Through Food (Panel Discussion) – Chitra Agrawal, Nirmala Garimella & Anu Chitrapu, Priyanka Naik moderated by Annika Sharma

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Room 414, Ages 18+

Closing Plenary 

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM, Room 414, All Ages

bottom of page