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Oct 14, 2023
A Second Heart: Novelists on the Pull of the Past
Boston Architectural College - Cascieri Hall
In his novel The Sea, John Banville writes, “The past beats inside me like a second heart.” Like psychoanalysts, fiction writers mine the past to explore how historical and familial legacies influence their characters’ present day lives. Compelling fictional characters have believable and compelling histories. For those writing historical fiction, providing a past for characters offers a particular set of gifts and challenges. But how do you go about creating layered back stories for figures who aren’t real (though they may be inspired by real people)? Can you overburden your characters with their pasts? A panel of novelists will give concrete examples from their own work and discuss how history—whether personal or interpersonal, national or global—informs character in fiction. Moderated by Margot Livesy
Sep 24, 2023
Three Writers in Early Fall – Daphne Kalotay, Michael Brosnan, Rishi Reddi
The Word Barn
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
The Word Barn is thrilled to present three talented writers this September — Daphne Kalotay, Michael Brosnan, and Rishi Reddi — as part of the Silo Series.
Sep 21, 2023
Shilpi Suneja in conversation with Rishi Reddi
Harvard Book Store
7:00 PM ET
Harvard Book Store welcomes SHILPI SUNEJA—winner of the the Saul Bellow Prize and author published in Guernica, McSweeney’s, Cognoscenti, and more—for a discussion of her debut novel House of Caravans. She will be joined in conversation by award-winning author of the novel Passage West, RISHI REDDI.
Aug 17, 2023
Writing for Change: Storytelling In A Climate Crisis
How can writers use narrative and storytelling to help raise awareness about the ongoing climate crisis?
May 15, 2023
Celebrating AAPI Writers and Their Journeys
Living Room. Cary Memorial Library
Apr 21, 2023
Author Rishi Reddi spotlights regional East Indian History in Passage West
The East Indian Gallery of Pioneers’ Museum
Sep 28, 2022
Writing in Cambridge: Authors Donna Gordon and Rishi Reddi
Cambridge Public Library
Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a reading and discussion by two local, debut novelists, Donna Gordon and Rishi Reddi. Donna will be reading from What Ben Franklin Would Have Told Me and Rishi will be reading from Passage West.
Aug 1, 2022
Thomas McNeely at Harvard Book Store in conversation with Rishi Reddi
Harvard Book Store
7:00 PM ET
Harvard Book Store welcomes THOMAS MCNEELY—award-winning author of Ghost Horse—for a discussion of his new collection Pictures of the Shark: Stories. He will be joined in conversation by RISHI REDDI—acclaimed author of the novel Passage West.
Jun 10, 2022
A Reading & Conversation with Rishi Reddi
Little Crêpe Café
102 Oxford Street Cambridge MA 02138
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Dec 6, 2021
Author Series with Nobel-laureate Amartya Sen In Conversation with Rishi Reddi
Harvard Club of Boston
6:30pm ET Reception / 7:00pm ET Discussion Begins
A celebration in anticipation of Nobel-laureate Amartya Sen's long-awaited memoir about home, belonging, inequality, and identity, recounting a singular life devoted to betterment of humanity. Professor Sen will be joined in conversation with local author and award-winning novelist, Rishi Reddi.
Nov 15, 2021
Lily King with Rishi Reddi, Five Tuesdays in Winter
Potter Square Books
Nov 8, 2021
One City, One Story Author Panel
Belmont Public Library
This year’s One City One Story, a short story contest presented by the Boston Book Festival, is Dumba Chora by Waltham author, Chandreyee Lahiri. Join us on Monday, November 8 at 7pm on Zoom for a discussion of the setting (the Sundarbans in India) and themes in her story, such as shifting social mores around Indian ‘arranged marriages’ and relationship challenges that are universal, along with fellow 1C1S (2013) author Rishi Reddi.
Oct 24, 2021
BBF Unbound: Writing in the Graveyard Shift Panel
Boston Book Festival
Desmond Hall, Doris Iarovici, Daphne Kalotay, and Rishi Reddi discuss the challenges of writing their books while balancing day jobs, personal obligations, and more.
Oct 12, 2021
San Francisco Literary Festival
The American Bookbinders Museum
7:00 to 8:30 pm
Oct 7, 2021
Rishi Reddi & Dexter Palmer
Spencertown NY Annual 16th Annual Festival of Books
Rishi Reddi. Passage West. & Dexter Palmer. Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen.
Aug 4, 2021
MCA Live at The Mansion: Earfull
The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts
7:00 PM EDT
Jul 2, 2021
Fatema and Sheela in conversation with Rishi Reddi
12 PM EST
Jan 26, 2021
Doris Iarovici in conversation with Rishi Reddi
A conversation between authors Doris Iarovici and Rishi Reddi about Doris’ new short story book, Minus One.
Oct 29, 2020
Craft on Draft: Turning Research Into Compelling Stories
With authors Jeffrey Colvin, Daphne Kalotay, and Rishi Reddi, who will discuss using research to craft authentic fiction that engages contemporary readers.
Oct 26, 2020
Concord Festival of Authors Debut Novelists Panel
Concord Book Festival
Hosted by A Mighty Blaze with moderator, Rachel Barenbaum.
Oct 23, 2020
Reading Like a Writer: “Perspective”
Boston Book Festival
6:00 to 6:45 pm
With Margot Livesey, author of The Boy in the Field and host Dawn Tripp.
Oct 3, 2020
LA Times Festival of Books
Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California campus
Sep 16, 2020
In conversation with Mala Patel
The Mercantile Library
Aug 29, 2020
Indie Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day
2pm (Pacific) 5pm (Eastern)
Writing the West withReyna Grande, Rishi Reddi and Lauren Francis Sharma.
Jul 15, 2020
5:30pm (Pacific) 8:30pm (Eastern)
Hosted by San Francisco’s The Booksmith, The Bindery and San Jose’s India Currents.
Jun 17, 2020
Brookline Booksmith’s Transnational Series Presents: “Reimagining the American West” with Rishi Reddi and C Pam Zhang
Jun 10, 2020
Alta Asks Live
12:30 pm PST, 3:30 pm ET
May 14, 2020
In-person Book Launch
Porter Square Books
May 9, 2020
Northeastern University School of Law: Zoomin’ In
Northeastern University School
May 7, 2020
The Juggernaut: Instagram Live
Log onto your Instagram account. Follow Juggernaut, then in the highlights section at the top—when we're scheduled to speak—you’ll see The Juggernaut lit up with a “live” icon. Click that then you’ll be in the room.
Apr 30, 2020
Virtual Book Launch Party
Can order personalized signed copies (deadline April 30), to be shipped week of May 4th from Porter Square Books
Apr 24, 2020
On-Line Book Talk & Reading
Live Video Event
Concord Free Public Library
Buy Passage West from Concord Bookshop