The Henna Artist Book Launch

Alka Joshi Photo by Garry Bailey
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

In conversation: Alka Joshi & Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Live Indian music & classical dance Free henna application

March 24, 2020
6pm-8pm
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

The sights, sounds and fragrances of 1955 India come alive at this dramatic reading of The Henna Artist, a novel by local author Alka Joshi (Harper Collins/ Mira Book, March 2020). Including performances by sitar player Ernie Baber, kathak dancer Madhumita Mehrotra, and a conversation between authors Joshi and Vanessa Diffenbaugh (The Language of Flowers, Ballantine 2011). The two will discuss how to weave historic learnings into a compelling story and how we can use fiction to move social issues forward, such as the empowerment of girls and women in Rajasthan and a better foster care system in the United States. At the book signing, every attendee can get a free application of henna by a professional henna artist.

Co-sponsored by Harper Collins/Mira Books, Friends of Pacific Grove Library and OLLI. The event is free to the public.

RSVP:
alka@alkajoshi.com
thehennaartist.com