Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Meet Neesha Meminger and Sheba Karim!

BEYOND GOSSIP GIRLS
An Evening with Young Adult Authors
Neesha Meminger and Sheba Karim

Wednesday, July 29th, 7pm

Books and films for young adults have exploded onto the scene recently with the success of the Twilight series, Gossip Girl, Harry Potter, and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. How do teens of color fare amidst this explosion? What is it like to try to publish works with multicultural characters or characters of color in an industry clamoring for the next Twilight?

Join SAWCC for a reading and discussion with young adult novelists Neesha Meminger (author of Shine, Coconut Moon) and Sheba Karim (author of Skunk Girl). Meminger and Karim deal with issues ranging from the Sikh experience post 9/11 and single parenthood to body image and Muslim American identity, while providing cohesive narratives of South Asian American adolescences and their growing pains. They'll read from their new novels and discuss their different paths to publication and writing for a teen audience. Book signing and reception to follow.

at The Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
(btwn 5th Ave and Broadway)
New York, New York

$5 suggested donation

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Neesha Meminger


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Sheba Karim

author photograph by Anjali Bhargava

3 comments:

a. fortis said...

Oh, I really wish I could go!! I'm a little far away here on the West coast. :) But I've got Skunk Girl on request at the library, at least.

nisha said...

I wish I could ake it!! It's so close yet so far!! Ugh. That's so sad. :-(

I wanted to let you know that I'm with your agency, Mitali! I hope for good stuff in the future. :-)

<3Nisha

Doret said...

Shine Coconut Moon and Skunk Girl are great books. Only $5, that is a serious bargain.