Propel School’s Afterschool Program and The City of Asylum invite guests to travel Under the Tent and Around the World on May 16.
From 6-8 p.m. at 318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212, guests will receive “passports” and have the opportunity to experience the cultures of Japan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Argentina, Peru, Guatemala and Haiti through readings, art, music and foods.
The Children of Shangri Lost, a student advocacy group for Bhutanese refugees, will kick off the evening with a dance performance, followed by readings by Tuhin Das and Graciela Bonnet, two authors from the City of Asylum. Tuhin and Graciela will share original stories in their native languages (Bengali and Spanish, respectively). Penny Arcade will conclude the event with an improv performance built on audience participation.
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About the Authors:
Born and raised in Barisal, Bangladesh, Das’s life as a writer began as a primary school student when he would write children’s poems and send them for publishing in newspapers. Now, he is the author of seven poetry books in his native language (Bengali). Along with poetry, he has been writing stories for young readers. Tuhin Das is now the writer-in-residence of City of Asylum in Pittsburgh.
Publisher, draftsman and poet, Bonnet was born in Córdoba, Argentina. She holds a degree in Spanish literature from the Central University of Venezuela. She is the author of “En caso de que todo falle” and “Libretas doradas, lápices de carbón.” In the year 2000 she participated in the meeting of Women Poets in Cereté, Colombia. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.