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Launch Party!

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Please join us for the Berlin Writers' Workshop's official launch party! Come for food and drink, performances, and readings by Daniel Castro, V.V. Ganeshananthan, and Vauhini Vara. 

Daniel Castro's fiction and journalism have appeared in Tampa ReviewGambit WeeklyMiami Herald, and Salon. He holds an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a BA from Indiana University-Bloomington. He is the winner of the 2014 Cintas Fellowship in Literature and the 2015 Novel Prize from the Faulkner Society. He is a former Fulbright scholar in Spain and has translated Spanish poetry and drama. He has taught at the University of Iowa and Sackett Street Writers' Workshop, and worked for the University of Iowa's International Writing Program. He has lived and worked in Madrid and Budapest, and currently splits his time between New York and Berlin.

V.V. Ganeshananthan, a fiction writer and journalist, is the author of Love Marriage (Random House, 2008). The novel, which is set in Sri Lanka and some of its diaspora communities, was longlisted for the Orange Prize and named one of Washington Post Book World’s Best of 2008, as well as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick. Her work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Atlantic MonthlyThe Washington PostColumbia Journalism ReviewThe San Francisco ChronicleHimal Southasian, and The American Prospect, among others. A former vice president of the South Asian Journalists Association, she has also served on the board of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. She is presently part of the graduate board of The Harvard Crimsonas well as a contributing editor for Copper Nickel. She is a founding member of Lanka Solidarity, and a member of the board of directors of The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies.

Vauhini Vara is an O. Henry Prize-winning fiction writer whose short stories have been published in McSweeney's, Tin House, and elsewhere; earlier this year, one of her stories was included in Subway Library, a project by the New York MTA and New York Public Library that let people read short stories on their phones, for free, while riding the train. She has received a grant from the Rona Jaffe Foundation and has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and a guest of the Yaddo Corporation. She is also a journalist, with articles published in The Atlantic, Harper's, Wired, and the website of the New Yorker; previously she worked as an editor at the New Yorker and a reporter at the Wall Street Journal. She's living in Berlin for three months, with her husband and son, on the Burns Fellowship for journalism.

Location: KN: Raum für Kunst im Kontext
68 Skalitzer Str., 10997 Berlin
(2nd courtyard, behind Motto Books)

Doors @18:30
Readings @20:00
Free entry. Limited seating.

Earlier Event: October 17
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Later Event: November 25
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