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On Sunday, May 21, 2-4pm, TOPAZ ARTS is pleased to present readings by Nancy Agabian celebrating her new novel The Fear of Large and Small Nations joined by fellow writers Aida Zilelian, Catherine Kapphahn, and Nita Noveno, with a dance performance by AAPI Dance Artist in Residence Nikaio Bulan Sahar.A finalist for the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, The Fear of Large and Small Nations , Nancy Agabian‘s first novel is an epic feminist misadventure story–partially set in Queens–breaks myths about gender, shame, power, and culture that travel between diaspora and homeland. Each writer will read a brief passage from Nancy’s novel alongside their own work that portrays the colorful, sometimes fraying threads that connect their characters to diverse cultures in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Asia. read more about the artists >
Nikaio Bulan Sahar/KAōS Dance Collective will perform new work inspired by interpretations of the Philippine romance story of the androgynous moon spirit, Bulan, and the messenger of death, Sidapa. Through movement, they explore questions – how are the process of falling in love and the stages of grief interconnected? How do we extend grace to ourselves and others as we cope with the death of relationships, experiences, and former iterations of the self?
Join us May 21 at 2pm: RSVP here on Eventbrite >