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Candid Reads: A Literary Open Mic

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Candid Societylaunches its monthly Open Mic series, inviting the closeted literati out there to step up and take the mic. Bring out your literary prose and poetry to share with friendly and supportive enthusiasts of the written word. All languages welcome! This session we open with feature readers Sushma Joshi, Kai Bird and Sanjeev Uprety. Sign up at the event or drop us an email if you’d like to read your own work.

Sushma Joshi is a writer and filmmaker. She recently co-edited New Nepal, New Voices, a collection of short stories by 16 Nepali writers, to be published by Rupa in 2008. Her writings appear in Utne Reader, Ms. Magazine, East of the Web, Cold River Review, Mosaic, Samar Magazine and elsewhere. Joshi has had stories translated into Italian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Kai Bird is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist, best known for his biographies of political figures. He was an associate editor and columnist for The Nation magazine from 1978-82. His biograph…