Sacred Arts Festival Reading: Amit Majmudar

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Amit Majmudar, a multi-genre author and translator, offers a Sacred Arts Festival reading that explores the concept of "building bridges."

Date & Time:

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM


Free and Open to the Public


John Roach Center auditorium (JRC 126; Building #2 on campus map)

The Sacred Arts Festival celebrates a specific theme each year, using a rich palette of artistic forms that include music, dance, literature, film, and the visual arts. This annual festival events offer opportunities to consider and articulate humanity's understanding of the divine. This year’s festival theme is “Building Bridges."

One of the featured artists for this year's festival is multi-genre writer Amit Majmudar, who will explore this concept of “building bridges” through the lens of poetry. Author of three books of poetry, two novels, and various essays, Majmudar recently published a verse translation of the Bhagavad-Gita, Godsong (2018), which Library Journal in a starred review called a “well-crafted and exceptional translation of a spiritual and cultural masterpiece.” Majmudar’s most recent poetry volume, Dothead (2016), explores race and culture (as in its title poem, in which an Indian-American teen is questioned by his white peers) in a wide-ranging collection that, as Billy Collins writes, “amounts to nothing less than a torrent of poetic inventiveness driven by [Majmudar’s] inexhaustible poetic energy.” Majmudar lives in Ohio with his family, where he is a diagnostic nuclear radiologist.

Parking (available for $1.50/hour after 4pm)

Parking on Cleveland Avenue or any other nearby residential streets around campus is not recommended due to a number parking restrictions. Instead, we recommend parking in the following parking lot:

Anderson Parking Facility--located at the corner of Cretin Ave. and Grand Ave.

NOTE: Please do not to pull a ticket when entering the parking facility; instead swipe a credit card when driving in and use the same credit card when driving out.

To make an accessibility request, call Disability Resources at (651) 962-6315.