In 2017, two of the most exciting writers of our times – Kamila Shamsie and Mohsin Hamid – published novels that have proved to be uncannily accurate about the direction the world would take. They warned us of the future of nationalism, the tightening of political and social borders, and how our realities can become unrecognizable overnight. We meet them four years later to talk about their prescient works.
Select a general admission ticket for one-time viewing of a single ISF 2021 digital event, or purchase an ISF 2021 Digital or Premium Pass for easy access to all digital events and a multi-sensory summer experience. Refunds are not available for any Indian Summer Arts Society events.
Indian Summer Festival (ISF) presents multi-arts experiences that center the exciting work of culturally diverse artists, curated through a South Asian lens. We present acclaimed and emerging international and local artists, connecting Vancouver to itself and the world. Programming across literature, music, visual arts and the performing arts, we connect rich and complex pasts with the emerging future. We strive to be loving and fierce, with an audacious curatorial punch that dismantles walls, plays with ideas and provokes necessary dialogue and debate. In doing this, we believe in the transformative power of the arts, and their ability to offer society’s most renewable resource: hope.
ISF is produced by Indian Summer Arts Society, a provincial non-profit society founded in 2011, and a federally registered charitable organization, based in Vancouver Canada.