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Chicago's 4th festival of South Asian and diaspora arts and literature.
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    Your name listed in our acknowledgements, on the web and in our printed program book.

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    Secret story! Festival Director Mary Anne Mohanraj is writing her next novel right now, science fiction featuring desi characters; donors receive an early copy of a brand new story in that world, e-mailed directly to them!

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    Limited edition poster: Beautiful commemorative festival poster designed by India-based artist Amrita Chanda (who also did the website design for our lit mag, Jaggery). Limited to 250 copies total. Collectible! You also get a copy of the secret story listed above.

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    Festival tote: A natural-colored cotton tote bag featuring our gorgeous Kriti Festival logo, perfect for books, groceries, and more. You also get a copy of the secret story listed above.

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    Mystery book bundle! Three signed books from Kriti past and present guests, including Shauna Singh Baldwin's _Selector of Souls_.

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    Saturday September 27th Indian lunch with Guest of Honor. An exclusive lunch with Guest of Honor Manil Suri, author Nura Maznavi, Festival director Mary Anne Mohanraj, and other authors. Chicago. Includes festival registration for 1.

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    Friday September 26th Indian dinner with Guest of Honor. A very exclusive dinner with Guest of Honor Manil Suri, author Nura Maznavi, Festival director Mary Anne Mohanraj, and other authors. Chicago. Includes festival registration for 1.

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    Short story / essay critiques. Festival Director Mary Anne Mohanraj, author and English professor, will read and send you a 1 page typed critique of up to 2 short stories or essays (up to 10,000 words each).

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    Book-length critique. Festival Director Mary Anne Mohanraj, author and English professor, will read and send you a 5-10 page typed critique of your book-in-progress (up to 100,000 words). (Alternately, you may request a 30-minute Skype video critique and discussion.)

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