Sunday, May 1 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Bengali Poetry Reading

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We are a group pf writers who live and work in Boston and write in our mother tongue, Bengali. Our group is named LEKHONI, meaning "the pen," and has been in existence for more than a decade. We have had annual poetry and fiction readings and two Anthologies published with our collected works. Five of our poets, each reciting his/her original poetry individually in Bengali followed by its translation in English, each poet talking about the theme of immigrant living. Come and hear the varied cadences of two different languages; the language of birth and the language of the adopted home and how they are expressed; and how nostalgia for the past is experienced by an immigrant even as assimilation into the modern new world is happening here.

Sunday May 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Hawthorne Pickman Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970