Saturday, June 30
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Greater Astoria Historical Society
Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Long Island City, NY 11106
(near the R train at Steinway or the NQ train at Broadway)
with Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, Joseph O. Legaspi, Margarita Soto, and Sweta Srivastava Vikram
$5 suggested donation
Come hear five diverse writers whose work is centered in Queens (or NYC or the U.S.) and another location, as they consider how words can express the experience of traversing worlds. How can a writer provide cultural immersion for a reader through image and language? How does memory and history play a part in how we portray setting, location or place? And why is it important to convey such cross cultural experiences – artistically, socially, politically, or otherwise?
Nancy Agabian, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, Joseph O. Legaspi, Margarita Soto, and Sweta Srivastava Vikram will read fiction, poetry and nonfiction that crosses borders, cultures and ideologies. They’ll also discuss their experience of incorporating history — personal, cultural, and/or geographical - as part of the writing process.