April 10, 2017 12:00 am

Award-winning author Sayantani Dasgupta is hosting an event at noon on April 10 in Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Performance Lounge to share her personal story of growing up in India. She will discuss identity, family history and her own navigation of two cultures.

The event is open to faculty, staff and students, and will also include a reading from her debut collection of essays, “Fire Girl.”

The collection examines her own personal story against the history, religion, popular culture and mythology of South Asia and her current home in the United States.

Dasgupta was born in Calcutta and raised in New Delhi. She received a Bachelor of Arts in History from St. Stephens College, Delhi, along with a master’s in Medieval history from Jawaharial Nehru University, New Delhi, and a master’s in creative writing from the University of Idaho. She has lived in the United States since 2006.

The event will be followed by a Q&A session with the author, and light refreshments will be provided.