200 Anniversary Jane Austen Book Club. Host for all six novels. Feb- Dec 2017

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a play. Panelist, Downtown Dialogue Dec 9

Broadleaf Writers Festival. Panelist. Decatur, GA. 23-24 September.

Guest Author Lecture Series. The Chattahoochee Review. 22nd Sept. Clarkston Campus 1-2 pm

Creating Jane Austen and Austen’s Creations. Decatur Book Festival. Panelist. Saturday 2nd September. 1:45-2-30 pm.

Learning About Spirituality and Writing. Panelist. Reinhardt University.

Listen To Your Mother. Featured Performer. ‘Mothering Me’. 29th April.

TEDxGSU. Featured Speaker. Theme ‘Dreams’ 14th April 1-6

Featured Poet. Clarkston Community Celebration/Refuge Coffee 25 March 5-9 Clarkston Ga , One Square Mile

Panelist: Portrayals in South Asia of Contemporary American Literature (with Marina Budhos, Hena Khan) Friday 10th Feb 5-7 pm. Muse District at GW School of Media and Public Affairs

NEA Panelist: National Endowment for the Arts Big Reads Program Wednesday January 25th 7:00 – 9:00 pm 

AWP Panelist: Ethnicity and Craft (Adam Stumacher. Anjali Mitter Duva. Nomi Eve. Jennifer De Leon) February 10

Tantrum, a show about raising kids. May 13th.


MJCCA Book Festival: Interviewing authors Ellen Feldman and Jennifer S. Brown – November 11th

Panelist: Writing Seminar at Oglethorpe University (Jessica Handler, Collin Kelley, Zachary Steele, Kate Sweeney, Alison Law and Rachael Maddux) October 29th

Celebrate New Writing with Soniah Kamal, Randa Jarrar and Vanessa Huang, October 18 2016

Panelist: Diversity in Literary Criticism (Anjali Enjeti, Valerie Boyd, Kate Tuttle, Suzanne Van Atten) Decatur Book Festival 2016

Townsend Prize for Fiction Award Ceremony

AWP Panelist: New Directions in Postcolonial Writings- A Passage Through South Asia

AWP Panelist: Diversity Integrated- The Literary Art of Inclusion


Lahore Literature Festival Debut Writers Panel Lahore Pakistan

Lahore Grammar School Defense Branch Featured Author on The Writing Life

Radio interview on North Avenue Lounge with Shannon Turner and Jessica Handler

Moderator for Panel on Daring Female Photographers of WWII   Decatur Book Festival

South Asian Writers Read   Georgia Center for the Book, Khabaar Magazine, Special Collections at Georgia State Univesrity

Atlanta Writers Club Featured Speaker on Rejection and Triumph  Georgia


An Isolated Incident Book Launch:  Islamabad

An Isolated Incident Book Launch: Karachi

An Isolated Incident Book Launch: Lahore

Kriti Book Festival  Panelist and Reader Chicago

IAAC Literary Festival Panelist and Reader New York

Panelist on Literary Fiction: Pakistan, India and Diaspora   Decatur Book Festival

Moderator for Panel: Everybody’s Talking About It: Diversity in Children’s and YA Books  Decatur Book Festival

Featured Reader: “Prose is Architecture”-  3 flash fiction pieces  National Graduate Creative Writing Conference. University of West Georgia in Carrolton, Georgia

Panelist: “Weighing the Race Card: Writing About Race in Fiction and Poetry”  National Graduate Creative Writing Conference.

Featured Reader: ‘Face This Face’ a poem  New Voices Graduate Student Voices Conference Georgia State University


Radio Interview for Madonna Week on WNYC Soundcheck  New York

Lost in Letters

Lost in the Letters Festival:  Featured Reader  Georgia

Panel Introduction:  ‘When Good Girls Go Bad’  Decatur Book Festival, Decatur Georgia

The Nuts and Bolts of Flash Fiction.  Spruill Oaks Library. Georgia

Fiction Workshop. Scene/Plot/Character/Style: The Elements of Fiction.  Dunwoody Library. Georgia

‘The Life of a Sari’: International Festival.  Spruill Oaks Library.  Johns Creek Ga



Featured Speaker: ‘Through the Wilderness’: On Growing up with Madonna  Decatur Book Festival