Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
CreativeMornings Vancouver: Sirish Rao
Tickets: Free with registration
When: Friday, April 9, 2021 | 8:30 - 10:00 AM
Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs
Join CreativeMornings Vancouver for a talk with Sirish Rao as part of their theme 'Procrastinate'! CreativeMornings attendees gather to not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals. Registration for this talk is now open!
Sirish Rao is a writer, producer, cultural curator, co-founder & artistic director of Indian Summer Festival.
Sirish was born in Bangalore, India and spent a decade as Director of Tara Books, which he helped grow from a startup into one of India’s most respected publishing houses, with a presence in five continents. Sirish is a published writer whose books have been translated into seventeen languages, and range from commentaries on street art to children’s books. In 2005, he received a major commission from the Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles to create contemporary retellings of a series of ancient Greek plays. The books won the American Associations of Museums Award and ‘Outstanding Book of the Year’ at the Independent Publishers Book Awards. He moved to Vancouver in 2010, and co-founded the Indian Summer Festival with his partner Laura Byspalko. In his role as Artistic Director of the festival, Sirish is guided by the root word of festival, which is ‘feast’ and imagines the festival as an inviting and garrulous long table where old friends meet and new ones are made.
We acknowledge that this event take place on the Traditional Coast Salish Lands including the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Nations. Viewers may be watching from other territories.