About TSAL

TSAL brings together an eclectic group of poets, novelists, screenwriters, nonfiction and experimental writers expressing a wide range of South Asian diasporic voices on race, immigration, gender, identity, and publishing. Listen to our authors read from their writings and engage with them in discussion panels and workshops as they explore some of the major issues such as race, immigration, gender, sexuality, and politics that have shaped the lives and writings of the South Asian diaspora. TSAL is produced by Tasveer and funded by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Our TSAL partners are Gardner Center for Asian Arts and Ideas, The Elliott Bay Book Company, Hugo House, KUOW, Northwest Film Forum, South Asia Center, UW Seattle and Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Bothell.

TSAL 2018 Team

TSAL Directors: Alka Kurian, Sumathi Raghavan, Shahina Piyarali

TSAL Committee: Rick Simonson, Rob Arnold, Anita Waghani, Laila Kazmi, Rita Meher, Sarah Loudon

TSAL Website: Sumathi Raghavan, Kiran Gurajala, Molly Herbert

Partners: Zaki Hamid, Samuel Ostroff, Sunila Kale, Agastya Kohli, Lalita Uppala