Events | Villa @ Goethe: Senthuran Varatharajah

Los Angeles | November 30, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Senthuran Varatharajah | Photo: Elif Kücük

Author and current Villa Aurora Fellow Senthuran Varatharajah will read and discuss excerpts from a forthcoming English translation of his debut novel "Vor der Zunahme der Zeichen".

About "Vor der Zunahme der Zeichen"
Completely by accident, Senthil Vasuthevan and Valmira Surroi start a conversation on Facebook. Senthil is working on his doctorate in philosophy in Berlin, Valmira is studying art history in Marburg. For seven days they tell one another about their lives, never meeting in person. Their messages touch on their families, fleeing from civil wars, their childhood in refugee homes and their times of school and study. In his debut novel, Senthuran Varatharajah writes insightfully about origins and arrival, remembrance and forgetting, and about the cracks in our lives which only time can reveal.
Searching for a language of one’s own – a poetic dialogue about spaces of asylum.

“Villa @ Goethe”
With this reading, Villa Aurora and the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles continue their collaboration. Under the label “Villa @ Goethe”, artists residing at the Villa Aurora have the opportunity to showcase their projects (past, present, and future) with the friends, patrons and guests at the Goethe-Institut.

Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission is free

$1 validated parking (for events only) on weekdays after 6:00 pm and all day on weekends in the Wilshire Courtyard West underground garage-P1.


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