Join us on our Crowdcast Channel for a virtual conversation in honor of Zigzags by Kamala Puligandla. For this event, Puligandla will be in conversation Ariel Mejia.
When Aneesha returns to Chicago for the summer, all she wants to do is write and carouse with friends. Maybe rekindle things with her old flame, Whitney, who has a serious new job and relationship. Aneesha weaves through dance parties, dive bars, and all-night Mexican joints on her bike, but keeping old friends is complicated in this charming debut novel from Kamala Puligandla.
Kamala Puligandla is a writer and editor in LA. She writes autobiographical fiction and essays on queer love and futures. Kamala is currently the Communications and Marketing Director at the Women’s Center for Creative Work, and is well-known for her contagious laughter, her iconic hairstyle and her easily undone heart. Her first novel, Zigzags, came out from Not A Cult in October 2020 and her novella You Can Vibe Me On My FemmePhone was released from Co-Conspirator Press this January. Find her at kamalapuligandla.com.
Ariel Mejia is a freelance audio artist and producer. Her work has been featured on Short Cuts from Falling Tree Productions, The Heart, and Antibody, a series from Jacobin Magazine’s The Dig. Ariel also teaches audio storytelling to teens in Chicago and is currently studying herbalism and time-traveling to the early 90's in her spare time.