In collaboration with the Hummingbird Global Writer’s Circle, Write On is delighted to announce an exciting literary event with writer-in-residence Dr. Debotri Dhar.
We invite emerging and established writers to read from their creative work on the evening’s theme of water. Readings will be accompanied by discussions on craft (including tips for publication) led by Debotri.
Founded by Debotri Dhar in 2017, the Hummingbird Global Writers’ Circle is a “travelling” literary series that brings writers and local communities together in a supportive space to foster a love of writing, and to promote cultural exchange and global understanding. Themed community readings have been organized in New York, California, Oregon, and Michigan. Those interested to read are requested to e-mail Debotri (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Along with the storytelling, there will be an al fresco reception in the field by Norb Blei’s Coop. All are welcome to attend and families are encouraged to take part. The event is free; donations are gratefully accepted.
Debotri Dhar (www.debotridhar.com) has published two novels, several short stories and a short story collection, along with two curated and edited volumes, essays, papers, and columns. Her short story collection Postcards from Oxford: Stories of Women and Travel was praised in a review in the New York Journal of Books as ‘Elegantly written, with poise and control…they examine what it means for a 21st century woman to travel. Themes of outsidership, race, love, and nature bind these stories together, yet it is the meandering narrative path that Dhar paves which proves most enchanting. Her stories are without exception delightful wanderings…” Her recent novel set in the United States and India, The Courtesans of Karim Street, was nominated for a Young Writers’ Award (Muse India.) An early career academic, Debotri juggles creative writing with academia. She earned a Bachelors from Delhi University (India), a Masters, with distinction, from the University of Oxford (UK), a Ph.D. from Rutgers University (USA), and currently teaches at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She has given papers, presentations, and talks at universities such as Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Boston, U-Penn, Michigan, Delhi, Oxford and elsewhere, while also speaking in non-university settings accessible to a wider public. She is the founder of the Hummingbird Global Writers’ Circle, a transnational “travelling” initiative to foster a love of books and ideas, cultural exchange, and global understanding.
This event is part of the Celebrate Water initiative of the Door County Community Foundation. To find out more about this months-long program, please visit their website.