Barrelhouse Presents: The Future of Desi Literature
Abeer Hoque, Nur Nasreen Ibrahim, Sarah Thankam Mathews, & Kamil Ahsan
Barrelhouse Presents: The Future of Desi Literature

This is a multi-media event featuring the artists and writers of Barrelhouse’s special Desi issue: Road Trips, which put forth an eclectic and diverse range of short fiction art from avant-garde, graphic short stories, Gothic, speculative fiction, philosophical fiction, erotica, and historical fiction.

Join us for a reading & discussion centering the possibilities and future of Desi literature. Contributors to the issue either live in or have ancestry from Bangladesh, India, Kashmir, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka. Panelists at this event include Abeer Hoque, Nur Nasreen Ibrahim, Sarah Thankam Mathews, with Kamil Ahsan moderating.

RSVP HERE! $5 Suggested Donation at the Door.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. All donations go to AAWW public programs. The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is a national nonprofit dedicated to the idea that Asian American stories deserve to be told.

This event will be livestreamed on the Asian American Writers’ Facebook page.


* The space is wheelchair accessible. No stairs. Direct elevator from ground floor to 6th floor.
* We strongly encourage all participants of the space/event to be scent-free.
If you all have any other specific questions about accessibility, please email Tiffany Le at with any questions on reserving priority seating.

Barrelhouse Presents: The Future of Desi Literature

Abeer Hoque, Nur Nasreen Ibrahim, Sarah Thankam Mathews, & Kamil Ahsan
Friday, September 20, 2019
6:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York NY 10001
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