building support for South Asian and diasporic writing
DesiLit was founded in 2004, and works to build support for South Asian and diaspora writers by:
  • enhancing public awareness of their work through local readings and events,
  • creating opportunities for new and aspiring South Asian writers to learn from others in the field and develop their work, through workshops and classes, and
  • developing a supportive community among those interested in South Asian literature.
We invite you to join our mailing list, for discussion and announcements regarding S. Asian and diaspora literature:

This project is partially supported by a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.