We’ve asked artists to explore ‘place,’ including but not limited to: displacement, reclaiming space, relationship or orientation to place, movement and migration, the loss or lack of place, or the various dimensions of place (spatial-emotional, past-present, individual-communal, etc.). How does ‘place’ resonate with you?
Please join us for a special afternoon of readings by poet Faisal Mohyuddin, visiting from Chicago, and Bay Area writers Athena Kashyap and Kirin Khan.
On May 18, KSW Presents “I’m Here To Do Everything But Fall In Love” with SF Arts Commission. Writers Lisa D. Gray, Kirin Khan, Ploi Pirapokin & Jasmine H. Wade explore love for their communities & themselves in relationship to racism, colorism, alienation. Presale Tix: kswpresents07.eventbrite.com
Breaking Fast with Words: Five Years of Poetry-a-Day for Ramadan
Moderator and Founder of Poetry-a-Day for Ramadan Taz Ahmed discusses building writing communities that function as sites of resistance, along with regular group contributors Kirin Khan, Serena Lin, Ramy Eletraby, and Faisal Mohyuddin.
"In response to the current political climate, writers from Muslim backgrounds, especially women, are often called on to discuss who they are rather than what they do. This panel will talk less about hijab and regimes and more about the courage to write freely and the transformative power of art. Discussion will focus on the telling of daring, beautiful, and impactful stories about Muslims, ask the question: Can stories about people from marginalized communities ever be viewed as universal?"
The Foundry is our literary reading series, featuring writers near and far, both established and emerging, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, anything.
Our next reading is Saturday, February 24th at The Rose in South Park. Join us for readings by Amy Wallen, Bernard Cox, Brooke King, Kirin Khan, and Michael Konik.