Writing Outside Of My Own Culture
Sunday September 9th, 1:40pm
How do we write outside of our own cultural experience and address the tension between what is ‘ours’ and what is ‘theirs’? Shanthi Sekaran provides her insight as the author of The Lucky Boy, a story of three types of immigrants from three different cultures, convening and clashing, and her challenges as an Indian-American in addressing this question.
About Shanthi Sekaran
Shanthi Sekaran teaches creative writing at California College of the Arts, and is a member of the Portuguese Artists Colony and the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Her work has appeared in Best New American Voices and Canteen, and online at Zyzzyva and Mutha Magazine. Her first novel, The Prayer Room, was published by MacAdam Cage. A California native, she lives in Berkeley with her husband and two children.