Devi Laskar, of Fall 2019 Writer-in-Residence, will be at PCC from Tuesday-Thursday October 15, 16, and 17, 2019.
Tuesday October 15, 2019
12:00noon – 1:00pm: Circadian: Writing Workshop (open to all PCC students and public).
Thursday October 17, 2019
1:00pm-2:30pm: Creveling Lounge: Public Reading and book signing (open to all PCC students and public).
We have created a library guide for PCC students with information about our Writer in Residence, Devi Laskar. You can view this at https://libguides.pasadena.edu/writer-in-residence.
Devi S. Laskar is a native of Chapel Hill, N.C. She holds an MFA from Columbia University
in New York, an MA in South Asian Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
and a BA in journalism and English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill. A former newspaper reporter, she is now a poet, photographer and novelist. Her
photographs include the cover of The Florida Review; and in the pages of Tiferet Journal
and Blue Heron Review.
Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming from The Atlanta Review, Rattle, Fairy Tale Review, Tin House and The Raleigh Review, which nominated her for Best New Poets 2016. Her fiction is forthcoming from Crab Orchard Review. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. She is an alumna of both TheOpEdProject and VONA, among others. In 2017, Finishing Line Press published two poetry chapbooks, “Gas & Food, No Lodging” and “Anastasia Maps.".
Devi S. Laskar’s debut novel, The Atlas of Reds and Blues (Counterpoint Press 2019)
has garnered praise in The Washington Post, Chicago Review of Books, Booklist and
elsewhere, and has appeared on most anticipated lists in TIME, Cosmopolitan (UK),
Marie Claire, Nylon & The Millions.
A native of Chapel Hill, N.C., she now lives in California with her family.
Find her at: https://www.devislaskar.com.
PCC’s Writer-in-Residence Program aims to enrich the cultural environment of the College and the larger community by bringing to campus for a period of three days a distinguished local writer to interact with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Writer-in-Residence events include classroom visits, writing workshops, a faculty luncheon, and a public reading. Writers-in-Residence are interviewed by editors of PCC’s literary magazine Inscape, the interview to be published in the magazine. The residency also offers our visiting writer a wonderful opportunity to promote a recent publication.
The Writer-in-Residence Program is funded by the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors
and by several groups on campus, including the Office of Student Affairs and the English