As part of the Rasa festival in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, we will host an event to celebrate widely published writers of Indian origin, both local and national. Lovers of literature will enjoy listening to writers reading from a range of genres, styles and subject matter.

Local writers whose works will be featured include published and acclaimed poets such as Zilka Joseph and Salim Peeradina.

Thursday, September 28
Faber Piano Institute
3042 Creek Drive,
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
About the featured writers:
Zilka Joseph


Zilka Joseph was nominated twice for a Pushcart, and was awarded a Zell Fellowship and the Elsie Choy Lee Scholarship from the University of Michigan. Her poems have appeared or will be appearing in Poetry, Kenyon Review Online, Mantis, Review Americana, Gastronomica. and in anthologies such as Cheers To Muses: Works by Asian American Women. Lands I Live In and What Dread, her chapbooks, were nominated for a PEN America award and a Pushcart respectively. Her new book Sharp Blue Search of Flame was published by Wayne State University Press. She teaches creative writing workshops, and is an independent editor and manuscript coach.