Indo-American Arts Council’s Literary Festival kicks off in hybrid online and in-person format

The Indo-American Arts Council’s Literary Festival 2022 features renowned writers and activists. Photo: courtesy IAAC

Starting Nov. 7, 2022, the Indo-American Arts Council featuring political and literary heavyweights began for the 8th year.

This year’s Festival offers interaction with leading minds and works of authors and poets writing about the Indian experience, a press release from IAAC said.

Running virtual sessions from Nov 7-11 and in person from Nov12-13 in New York, notable speakers, making appearances at the Caelum Gallery(526 W 26th St. include Padma Shri recipient Barkha Dutt, Priya Kumari and Raza Mir.

The program also includes a live Poetry Panel featuring Arundhathi Subramaniam, moderated by Ravi Shankar.

A series of online events hosted on Facebook and YouTube simultaneously take place each evening starting November 7-11 at 6:30 p.m. ET, feature ten writers including Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi; London-based restaurateur and Netflix’s “Chef’s Table” star, Asma Khan with Michelin Chef Vikas Khanna – author of the world’s first “phygital” (physical and digital) cookbook; plus, actress, dancer and choreographer, Rukmini Vijayakumar.

The evening series also includes a dedicated Children’s Literary Panel on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 which will showcase readings of “When Blackbirds Fly” by Hannah Lalhlanpuii and “Jamlo Walks” by Samina Mishra.

All in-person sessions are free and include breakfast, lunch and wine.



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