Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, an award-winning author and poet, visited CyFair on September 14, to discuss her Gulf Coast Reads title, One Amazing Thing.
Divakaruni currently teaches in the nationally ranked Creative Writing program at the Univ. of Houston. She serves on the Advisory board of Maitri in the San Francisco Bay Area and Daya in Houston. Both these are organizations that help South Asian or South Asian American women who find themselves in abusive or domestic violence situations. She is also on the board of Pratham, an organization that helps educate children (especially those living in urban slums) in India. (http://www.gulfcoastreads.org/about.html )