Hey, everyone. DesiLit…

Hey, everyone. DesiLit was recently the recipient of a generous grant from the Kiran Bavikatte Memorial Foundation, to help establish a reading / writing workshop series in Chicago. We're hoping in 2008 to present quarterly readings and workshops. To that end, we'd love to hear from you if you're a S. Asian or S. Asian diaspora author, have a book coming out in 2008, and would like to come do a reading here in the city.

If selected, authors will receive airfare (within the U.S./Canada), plus housing for up to two nights with a host family in the city (if you prefer to pay for your own hotel room, you of course have that option as well). If you're interested in coming from further away, please do let me know; we'll talk! You'll give a reading to the public that we'll arrange, and you'll also help lead a writing workshop.

Authors of any creative genre are welcome, from literary fiction to genre to children's to creative nonfiction to poetry. And yes, chapbooks count! :-) So if you'd like to come to Chicago in 2008, please drop me a line and let me know:

- a little bit about you and your 2008 book
- which of the following months you'd be available: March, June, September, and either November or December

Applications must be received by February 15th for full consideration.

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