Join us for a reading with short story writers Chaya Bhuvaneswar (White Dancing Elephants) and Doug Lawson (Bigfoots in Paradise). A signing will follow. This event is co-sponsored by WriterHouse and is free and open to the public.
Chaya Bhuvaneswar is a practicing physician and writer whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Narrative Magazine, Tin House, Electric Lit, The Rumpus, The Millions, and elsewhere. Her writing, which centers on diverse women of color, juxtaposes Hindu epics as well as other myths and histories with the survival of sexual harassment and racialized sexual violence. She received the Dzanc Books Short Story Collection prize for her debut collection, White Dancing Elephants. She is also the recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a Henfield award, and the Joy Harjo Poetry Contest prize. For more details, visit chayabhuvaneswar.com.
VQR called Doug Lawson’s work “a spicy soup of American writing,” and writer Ann Beattie wrote “it’s a banquet for the senses.” An alum of the UVA MFA program, Lawson won a Distinguished Story by the Best American anthology, received an Honorable Mention from the O. Henry Awards, and appeared multiple times in Glimmer Train Stories and the Mississippi Review. He’s also won Glimmer Train’s yearly Fiction Open, a Henfield award, and a Transatlantic Review Award. He and his family live in Charlottesville.