For ten years, the South Asian Literary and Theatre Arts Festival (SALTAF) has been an annual celebration of South Asian creative talent, showcasing the work of established and emerging artists and connecting them to a wide audience in the Washington, D.C. area. The festival emerged from the book club created by the Network of South Asian Professionals D.C. (NetSAP-DC) and has blossomed with its partnership for the last eight years with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program (APAP).
Featured Literary Artists:
- Aatish Taseer (Noon)
- Mitali Perkins (Bamboo People)
- Nina Godiwala (Suits: A Woman on Wall Street)
- Shailja Patel (Migritude)
- Roksana Badruddoja (Eyes of a Storm)
The festival will open with a screening of the film The Boy Mir – Ten Years in Afghanistan to be followed by a conversation with the director, Phil Grabsky.
This event is co-sponsored by NetSAP-DC.
|10:00 a.m. – 11:45||Film Screening of The Boy Mir – Ten Years in Afghanistan (2011)|
|11:45 – 12:15 p.m.||Discussion with director Phil Grabsky
|12:15 – 1:00||Break|
|1:00 – 1:15||Opening Remarks|
|1:15- 2:00||Discussion with author Aatish Taseer
|2:00 – 3:00||Discussion with authors Nina Godiwalla and Mitali Perkins
|3:00 – 3:30||Book Signing
|3:30 – 3:45||Reading by scholar/author Roksana Badruddoja
|3:45 – 4:00||Performance by Shailja Patel
|4:00 – 4:30||Discussion with Roksana Badruddoja and Shailja Patel
|4:30 – 5:30||Book Signing