Join us at our A Creative DC: Brookland pop-up on Sunday, Oct. 21, 3-4 p.m. for a conversation between two dynamic writers, Chaya Bhuvaneswar and Seema Yasmin!
About the authors:
Chaya Bhuvaneswar is a physician and writer with work in Narrative Magazine, Tin House, Electric Lit, The Millions, Joyland, Michigan Quarterly Review and elsewhere. Her poetry and prose juxtapose Hindu epics, other myths and histories, and the survival of sexual harassment and racialized sexual violence by diverse women of color. Her debut collection, White Dancing Elephants, is out from Dzanc Books. She has received a MacDowell Colony fellowship, Sewanee Writers Conference scholarship and Henfield award for her writing. Follow her on Twitter at @chayab77 including for upcoming readings and events.
Seema Yasmin is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, medical doctor and poet. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer prize in 2017 for breaking news reporting. Her first book, The Impatient Dr. Lange, weaves the story of HIV with the life of a scientist who was committed to finding a cure and ending the epidemic. He was killed on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in 2014. Seema’s reporting appears in Scientific American and The Dallas Morning News where she was a staffwriter. She is the winner of the Diode Editions poetry chapbook contest for her collection, Filthy Women Who Worry About Disappointing God.