September 18, 2013 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Poet Pireeni Sundaralingam will be the featured artist at the Laurie Okuma Memorial Reading on September 18 at 7 p.m. in Room LL430 of the SDSU Library. The event is free and open to all.

Sundaralingam was born in Sri Lanka and attended Oxford, where she studied experimental psychology. She has held national fellowships both in cognitive science and in poetry. Her poems have been published in journals such as Ploughshares and The Progressive and in anthologies by W.W. Norton and Prentice Hall. She is the co-editor of Indivisible, the first national anthology of South Asian American Poets, which won the Northern California Book Award in 2011. Sundaralingam was awarded a Rosenthal Fellowhip by PEN USA, and she received the Potrero Nuevo Fund Prize for the album Bridge Across the Blue.

Made possible by an endowment, the Laurie Okuma Memorial Reading brings women writers of underrepresented groups to the SDSU campus. For more information, contact Meagan Marshall at Additional information can be found on Facebook by “liking” The Living Writers Series.