LEAVING INDIA book tour and launch

Here’s a list of my book tour and launch events! Would love to see you there. NY, DC, LA, SF, and more, March and April 2009.

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3/18/09 Official Launch Date!

3/18/09 Radio: “The World” from PRI

When: Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Where: More than 200 public radio stations across the United States. Listen online at www.theworld.org or use the station finder to find the schedule for your local public radio station.


3/19/09 Washington DC: Reading

When: Thursday, March 19, 2009, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Politics & Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Contact: 202-363-7663, eventspolitics@prose.com


3/21/09 Pawling, NY: Reading

When: Saturday, March 21, 2009, 3:00pm
Where: The Book Cove
22 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling, NY 12564
Contact: 845-855-9590, info@pawlingbookcove.com


3/23/09 Radio: The Leonard Lopate Show

When: Monday, March 23, 2009; 12:40 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Where: WNYC radio, FM 93.9 and AM 820, or listen online.

3/23/09 New York: Reading/Reception

When: Monday, March 23, 2009, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Corner Bookstore
1313 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Contact/RSVP: 212-831-3554 or cornerbook@aol.com
Introduced by Samuel G. Freedman, author and professor of journalism, Columbia University. Wine and cheese reception and book signing to follow. Co-sponsored by the South Asian Journalists Association.


3/25/09 Radio: Against the Grain with C.S. Soong

When: Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Contact: 510-848-4425, http://againstthegrain.org
Author Minal Hajratwala will discuss the phenomenal growth of India’s diaspora with “Against the Grain” host C.S. Soong, in a wide-ranging conversation encompassing colonialism, racism, migration policy, queerness, and more. Please call in with your questions and comments at 1-510-848-4425.


3/26/09 San Francisco: Reading and Launch Party

When: Thursday, March 26, 2009, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: The Booksmith
1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
Contact: 415-863-8688, events@booksmith.com
Introduced by Sandip Roy, host of New America Now on KALW (FM 91.7). Launch party to follow with book signings, drinks, snacks by mom, and tunes by *dj kbug*.


3/30/09 Pleasanton, California: Reading

When: Monday, March 30, 2009, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Pleasanton Library
400 Old Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton, CA
Contact: 925-931-3400
Books will be available for purchase and signing.


4/2/09 Los Angeles: Reading/Conversation

When: Thursday, April 2, 2009, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: ALOUD series presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles
630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA
Contact: 213-228-7472, lstein@lapl.org
In conversation with Swati Pandey, reporter, Los Angeles Times.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.


5/3/09 San Francisco: Reading

When: Sunday, May 3, 2009, 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Where: K’Vetsh at EROS Lounge, 2051 Market at Church, San Francisco, CA
Contact: 415-255-4921
Featured reader at K’Vetsh Queer Open Mic, one of the longest running queer open mics in SF, located at the fabulous, scandalous, and intimate EROS Lounge.
Free. All Genders 18+ welcome.


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