Honoring Nepal in Poetry and Film
Himalayan Heritage Meetup
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
6:00 PM–8:30 PM
Join the leading South Asian poet Yuyutsu Sharma and the film director Amitabh Joshi for an evening program dedicated to Nepal. Sharma will read poems from his In Praise of Chomolingma, the Mother of the Winds of the World followed by a screening of Joshi’s film Tashi’s Turbine, an uplifting tale of a small village’s attempt to harness renewable, sustainable energy.
A book signing and director Q&A will provide further opportunities for discussion.
Poetry reading with Yuyutsu Sharma in the exhibition Nepalese Seasons followed by a book signing
Screening of the film Tashi’s Turbine followed by a Q&A with director Amitabh Joshi
About the Participants
Yuyutsu Sharma is South Asia’s leading poet published by Nirala with growing international acclaim. He is currently based in New York City as a visiting poet at New York University and has had several readings in Nicaragua, New York, Boston, and the west coast of the United States.
Amitabh Joshi, originally from Kathmandu, Nepal, is currently based in New York City. He is interested in exploring environmental sustainability, cultural identities, and youth-related issues. He is a director and cinematographer at Vacant Light, a production company in New York City. Tashi’s Turbine is his first feature-length documentary.
Member Tickets: $13.50