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2019 Summer Institute Mentors

The Summer Institute is proud to announce an accomplished trio of notable authors as 2019 Mentors:

Rochelle Potkar, India (fiction writer, poet), is the author of The Arithmetic of Breasts and Other Stories, Four Degrees of Separation, and Paper Asylum. Widely published online and in print, Rochelle is the poetry editor at the Joao-Roque Literary Journal. Rochelle Potkar was a member of the IWP Fall Residency in 2015.


Anjali Sachdeva, U.S. (fiction writer), is the author of All the Names They Used for God (2018), and her fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, Yale Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Literary Review, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has taught writing at the University of Iowa, Augustana College, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Pittsburgh. She also worked for six years at the Creative Nonfiction Foundation, where she was Director of Educational Programs.


Harris Khalique, Pakistan (poet, nonfiction writer), is the author of eight poetry collections, including Between You and Your Love (2004), Ishq ki taqveem mein (2006), and Melay mein (2012), which won the 2013 UBL Literary Excellence Award for Urdu poetry. His poems have been anthologized internationally. A campaigner for worker’s, women’s, and minority rights in Pakistan and abroad, he contributes regularly to national and international news publications and is now serving as the Secretary General of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. Harris Khalique was also a member of the IWP Fall Residency in 2015.

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