How to Build a Fire: Sanjana Nair

Event Date and Time: April 29, 2022 8:00 pm
Cost: $0
Location: Open Source Gallery & Zoom
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Open Source Gallery’s HTBAF series continues in April with Sanjana Nair.

Sanjana Nair is a tenured, full-time professor at the City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  Previously a professor at Miami University and then New York University, she served as the first Treasurer for the Asian American Poetry organization Kundiman.  Her poetry has been published in a variety of journals spanning from Spoon River Poetry Review to The Southampton Review.  

Deeply invested in collaboration, her work has been performed in multiple Emotive Fruition shows New York City and her piece The Lady Apple, a collaboration between poet and composer, was performed at Tribeca’s Flea Theater and featured on National Public Radio’s Soundcheck. She has appeared at Barnes & Noble in Union Square, NYC’s Rubin Museum and many other venues.  Recently, she has been translating old German fairytales into English from the private, vaulted and protected collection of Von Schoenwerth; tales all but forgotten that have never been translated into English.  These translations have been the inspiration for multiple digital and light art shows, both in Berlin and projected larger than life on the Manhattan bridge in New York  City. She resides with her daughter and husband in Brooklyn.

In person at Open Source Gallery OR
On Zoom: Meeting ID 892 0295 3868

About How to Build a Fire

The Puffin Cultural Forum is proud to present How to Build a Fire (HTBAF) a co-sponsored event between Open Source and The Puffin Foundation. Created over seven years ago, How to Build a Fire is a community storytelling series where a diverse group of individuals share real-life, personal narratives centered around a different theme each month. At times funny, at times sad, their stories weave together a broad illustration of the human experience. HTBAF takes place at Open Source Gallery – a welcoming, nurturing, intimate, safe environment – where, monthly, one can see a new exhibition installed by an array of up-and-coming and established visual artists. HTBAF will recur the last Friday of the month with a new storyteller and will be streamed live on Zoom from Open Source’s Brooklyn location. Please register in advance!

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