The Indo-American Arts Council is thrilled to announce our upcoming Literary Festival scheduled for November 2023, celebrating and exploring the vibrant and diverse cultures of India through the written word. Our theme this year is Courageous Creativity, we invite submissions of original works that explore ideas related to identity, culture, history, politics and the human experience.

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The Indo-American Arts Council is thrilled to announce our upcoming Literary Festival scheduled for November 2023, celebrating and exploring the vibrant and diverse cultures of India through the written word.

We were deeply honored to have hosted a superlative roster of literary talent at our hugely successful 2022 Literary Festival. Our theme this year is Courageous Creativity, we invite submissions of original works in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction that bring unique perspectives and explore ideas related to identity, culture, history, politics and the human experience. From Architecture to Zombie Fiction we are looking for works that examine and showcase the beauty, challenges, complexity, diversity and richness of Indian culture and society. Original works in the languages of India with English translations will also be showcased.

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Call for Submissions

Application Deadline: June 15

FAQs

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This will result in your submission being treated as incomplete. No submission will be considered unless we receive two copies of the book.

Are Digital and/or Soft copies Accepted?

Yes, we accept digital & soft copies of the book.

What is the deadline?

June 15, 2023

What are dates of publication being considered?

Books published in 2022, 2023 and those that are scheduled for release early in 2024 will be considered.

COMMITTEE AND CURATORS

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Upcoming Event

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IAAC Literary Festival 2023
November 18-19, 2023

IAAC Through The Years

Down Memory Lane

2022

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November 7-13, 2022
IAAC Literary Festival 2022

VIRTUAL sessions from Nov 7-11
on Facebook and YouTube

LIVE IN PERSON talks from Nov12-13
Caelum Gallery, 526 W 26th St #315, New York, NY 10001

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September 22, 2022
MODI@20: DREAMS MEET DELIVERY

2021

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December 4-12, 2021
IAAC Literary Festival

May 8, 2021 at 8 PM EST
Acrobat Poems by Nabaneeta Dev Sen

Book Talk with His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama author Tenzin Geyche Tethong

Friday, February 12, 2021 at 8PM EST
Book Talk His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

2020

2019

October 19-20, 2019
IAAC Literary Festival
Hagop Kevorkian Center New York City.

Madhur Jaffrey book launch

June 20, 2019
Book talk with Madhur Jaffrey
DAG, Fuller Building, 41 E 57th, suite 708, NY 10022.

Rajat Gupta

March 28, 2019
Rajat Gupta’s Memoir Mind Without Fear
DAG, Fuller Building, 41 E 57th, suite 708, NY 10022.

2018

Book launch of Ramachandra Guha

October 2, 2018
RAMACHANDRA GUHA’S GANDHI: THE YEARS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD 1914-1948
DAG Modern, Fuller Bldg, 41East 57th street, NYC.

Shashi Tharoor: book launch of Inglorious Empire & Why I am a Hindu

June 26, 2018
Shashi Tharoor: book launch of Inglorious Empire & Why I am a Hindu
DAG Modern, Fuller Bldg, 41East 57th street, NYC.

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