Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight


August 5, 2017    
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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The DC Center
2000 14th Street NW, Suite 105, Washington, DC, 20009, DC

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Join us for a fiction reading featuring Rakesh Satyal, Rahul Mehta, Dan Lopez and Jonathan Harper. This event is part of OutWrite, a 3-day festival and celebration of LGBT literature, authors, writers, and poets. For more information, visit the Facebook page.

RAKESH SATYAL is the author of the novel No One Can Pronounce My Name as well as Blue Boy, which won the 2010 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Debut Fiction and the 2010 Prose/Poetry Award from the Association of Asian American Studies. Satyal was a recipient of a 2010 Fellowship in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts and two fellowships from the Norman Mailer Writers’ Colony. His writing has appeared in New York magazine, Vulture, Out magazine, and The Awl. A graduate of Princeton University, he has taught in the publishing program at New York University and has been on the advisory committee for the annual PEN World Voices Festival. He lives in Brooklyn.

Rahul Mehta’s debut short story collection, Quarantine, won a Lambda Literary Award and the Asian American Literary Award for Fiction. His work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, the Sun, New Stories from the South, the New York Times Magazine, the International Herald Tribune, Marie Claire India, and other publications. An Out magazine “Out 100” honoree, he lives in Philadelphia with his partner and their dog, and teaches creative writing at the University of the Arts. His novel No Other World is now available.

Dan Lopez’s work has appeared in The Millions, Storychord, Time Out New York, and Lambda Literary, among others. The Show House is his first novel. He lives in Los Angeles.

Jonathan Harper is the author of the short story collection, Daydreamers. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from American University in 2010 and has received residencies from The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and The Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow. A long-time resident of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, he has a fondness for period pieces, plays way too many video games and hates wearing socks.


Bookings are closed for this event.