Essayist Sayantani Dasgupta will visit Central Washington University as part of the Lion Rock Visiting Writers series on Tuesday, May 9.
Dasgupta will read from her work at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Earlier in the day, she will give a craft talk titled “Essays, Everyday Ordinariness and the Evil Eye” at noon in Black Hall room 151.
Both events are free and open to the public. Her books will be available for sale courtesy of the CWU Wildcat Shop following the 7:30 p.m. event.
Sayantani is author of Fire Girl, nominated for the Foreward Indies Book of the Year, as well as The House of Nails, a chapbook about her childhood in New Dehli. She received her MFA from the University of Idaho, where she now teaches creative nonfiction and global literatures. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and received Dukool Magazine’s 2016 prize for creative nonfiction, as well as a Centrum Fellowship. Her work has appeared in Gulf Stream, Phoebe Magazine, Blood Orange Review, and others. She is the nonfiction editor for Crab Creek Review.