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Saturday, June 26 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Publishing in a Pandemic

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AAWW Programs Manager Lily Philpott will lead authors with books published this spring/summer in conversation on what it is like to work, write, and launch a book in the midst of a pandemic. This conversation will speak to radical new ideas for book launches, sustainability during a virtual book tour, and self-care for writers of color. With Nawaaz Ahmed, Anuk Arudpragasam, Tamiko Beyer, and Sanjena Sathian.

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Anuk Arudpragasam

Anuk Arudpragasam was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He spent most of his twenties studying in the United States, eventually receiving a doctorate in philosophy at Columbia University. His first novel, The Story of a Brief Marriage, was translated into seven languages, won... Read More →
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Lily Philpott

Lily Philpott runs and manages AAWW events, fellowships, and workshops. She has many years of experience curating literary programs in New York City. Previously, she served as the Public Programs Manager at PEN America, where she launched the PEN Out Loud event series with the Strand... Read More →
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Nawaaz Ahmed

Nawaaz Ahmed is a transplant from Tamil Nadu, India. Before turning to writing, he was a computer scientist, researching search algorithms for Yahoo. He holds an MFA from University of Michigan–Ann Arbor and is the winner of several Hopwood Awards. He is the recipient of residencies... Read More →
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Tamiko Beyer

Tamiko Beyer is the author Last Days (Alice James Books) and We Come Elemental (Alice James Books). Her poetry and articles have been published widely, including by Denver Quarterly, Idaho Review, Dusie, Black Warrior Review, Georgia Review, Lit Hub, and the Rumpus. She has received... Read More →
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Sanjena Sathian

A Paul and Daisy Soros fellow, Sanjena Sathian is a 2019 graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has worked as a reporter in Mumbai and San Francisco, with nonfiction bylines for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Food & Wine,  Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, and more... Read More →

Saturday June 26, 2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT