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Reading & Book Signing with Sweta Srivastava Vikram

We are honored to host Sweta Srivastava Vikram who will be reading from her latest book, "Louisana Catch." 

She will be in discussion with author Nancy Agabian. And, in honor of Mother's Day, they will be sharing pieces of their work to commemorate them!

After a Q&A, we invite anyone who would also like to share with us a piece about moms too! 

Nancy Agabian is the author of a poetry and performance collection, Princess Freak and a memoir, Me as her again: True Stories of an Armenian Daughter. Her novel “The Fear of Large and Small Nations” was a finalist for the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially-Engaged Fiction. Her essays have been published in Poets & Writers Blog, The Margins, Kweli, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. Nancy teaches creative writing at NYU and through her own writing workshops, Heightening Stories, offered online and most recently at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in SoHo. Nancy is President of the Board of Directors of Newtown Literary Alliance. With writers Amy Paul and Meera Nair she coordinates a bimonthly reading series, Queens Writers Resist.

Sweta Srivastava Vikram (, featured by Asian Fusion as “one of the most influential Asians of our time,” is a best-selling author of 11 books, mindfulness writing coach, social issues advocate, and a certified yoga & Ayurveda counselor who helps people lead creative, productive, and healthier lives. Louisiana Catch (Modern History Press 2018) is her debut U.S. novel and 12th book. Born in India, Sweta spent her formative years between the Indian Himalayas, North Africa, and the United States collecting and sharing stories. She writes about women, multiculturalism, wellness, and identity. Sweta, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, amongst other publications, across nine countries on three continents, is an award-winning writer and graduate of Columbia University. She lives in NYC with her husband and in her spare time, teaches yoga to female survivors of rape and domestic violence. You can find her in these online spaces: Twitter (@swetavikram), Instagram (@swetavikram), and Facebook (