SALA 2023 • Oct 7 - 8

South Asian Literature and Arts Festival

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Featuring over 60 Artists and Authors

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    We endeavor to present authors and poets in their manifold versions, thus promoting a wider reach for South Asian voices. 2023 SALA applications are closed, however we'd love to hear from you

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  • I am an Artist

    We strive to define and promote all art forms emerging from South Asia and its diaspora. 2023 SALA applications are closed, however we'd love to hear from you.

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Are you a small business defying traditional stereotypes?

In line with the festival theme this year, we are looking to showcase contemporary South Asian brands that are changing the narrative by infusing their products with modern aesthetics, innovative design, and sustainable practices while being rooted in what it means to be South Asian. Please apply before June 15!


Frequently asked questions

Where is it?

The festival this year will be held at Menlo College. It is located at 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA 94027. It is accessible via Caltrain.

What are the timings?

The main events will be held between 11 am to 6 pm on October 7 - 8th, which is a weekend.

What can I expect at the Festival?

  • Panel discussions on thought provoking topics over two days.
  • Open air poetry and book reading to awaken your senses.
  • Performances by local bay area artists
  • Forward-thinking South Asian brands showcasing their creative potential.
  • Art Exhibition showcasing contemporary South Asian Artists

Where is the schedule?

Schedule will be revealed on our website on September 7th 2023.

Can I be a sponsor?

There are lots of sponsorship opportunities. Please get in touch via the form below for more information

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