Last Spring I was in Bucharest, teaching at Translation Masterclasses and helping to smooth the final English text of contemporary Romanian short stories. This was the huge tome that was published – thanks to the work of 25 young Romanian authors whose stories were selected, several painstaking translators and supervising academics, six English Advisors (of whom I was one), and the exhaustible spirit of the project’s creator and editor, Dr. Lidia Vianu.

This Spring, 2019, I’ll be in New York at the Matwaala Literary Festival. This is a wonderful gathering of poets who belong to the South Asian diaspora. The organisers, Usha Akella and Pramila Venkatesvaran have put together a programme of readings and panel discussions from April 3-5, mostly in Manhattan and Long Island. Do come to an event if you’re in the vicinity. All are free, open to the public and everyone is welcome!

Friends in the New York area, come and say Hi. Meet the other Matwaala poets. The full schedule is on my Events page.