Library to Host Author Ravi Shankar


11/22/2021

New library at night

Cambridge Public Library will host award winning author, Ravi Shankar, at a hybrid program today beginning at 6:30 p.m. Ravi Shankar is the author of Correctional: A Memoir.

Correctional: A Memoir revolves around Shankar’s unexpected encounters with law and order, which Shankar analyzes through the lenses of race, class, privilege, and his bicultural upbringing as the first and only son of South Indian immigrants. These experiences highlight the persistence of structural racism, the limitations of mass media, and the pervasive traumas of twenty-first-century daily life for Shankar.

Ravi Shankar is an award-winning author and editor of more than fifteen books and chapbooks of poetry. Shankar is the founder of Drunken Boat, one of the world's oldest electronic journals of the arts. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the BBC, NPR, and the PBS NewsHour.

Register here to attend in-person or virtually.