Author Visits in Spartanburg Schools

In coordination with the 2023 Delicious Reads event, Hub City Writers Project will arrange visits by author Kashmira Sheth to two schools in Spartanburg in March. Sheth is the author of several award-winning picture books, middle grade, and young adult novels. SC Humanities supported this program with a Major Grant.

Kasmira Sheth was born in India and came to the US when she was seventeen to attend Iowa State University, where she received a BS in microbiology. She taught at Pine Manor College, in their Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program. She is the author of Boys Without Names, Blue Jasmine, Tiger in My Soup, Monsoon Afternoon, and Nina Soni, Former Best Friend, among other books.

Sheth will visit Carver Middle School on Monday, March 13 and Drayton Mills Elementary School on Tuesday, March 14. In addition to speaking about her writing process, she shares various age-appropriate topics like traditions between generations, immigration, child labor, gender roles, and the meaning of freedom through the eyes of a young protagonist.

Kashmira Sheth will also be a featured author at Hub City Writer’s Project’s “Delicious Reads” event on Sunday, March 12. The event is Hub City’s biennial fundraiser. Attendees have the chance to meet 19 authors of recently published books. Attendees will be seated with six other guests, plus an author. They will have seven minutes to chat, ask questions, and learn about the author’s book(s). After seven minutes the authors will rotate to a new table, with each author visiting seven tables. Tickets are $45 for non-members and $40 for members. Learn more and purchase tickets here:

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