By Franklin Abbott
This Sunday, Aug, 16, at 3 p.m., 11 South Asian writers will come together for a reading at the Decatur Library. The reading is sponsored by Khabar Magazine and Special Collections in the archives of Georgia State University. The reading will highlight a new project to collect oral histories and supporting materials for the archives at GSU. Ajay Vishwanathan, author of A Tilted Pail, will emcee and read from his book of short stories.
Joining Vishwanathan is Jaya Kamlani, who will read from her new book of poems, Garden of Life, about dreams and legends, war and peace. She is also author of a book of essays, To India, With Tough Love and a memoir, Scent of Yesterday. Author Reetika K. Nijhawan will be reading from her new book Kismetwali and Other Stories which explores the class divides in India. Pakistani-American author Soniah Kamal will read from her novel An Isolated Incident. Set in Pakistan and Kashmir, the novel explores how a family copes with a devastating loss.
The event is free and open to the public. The Decatur Library is at 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur, a block from the Decatur MARTA Station.
Franklin Abbott is an Atlanta psychotherapist and poet. For more, visit franklinabbott.com.