Events

Upcoming:

OAK PARK, IL
DECEMBER 21, 10am – 2pm: L!VE A Colorful Holiday
L!VE Café and Creative Space, 163 S. Oak Park Ave.

Shop and browse a selection of homemade curry powder, Sri Lankan sweets, tropical soaps and bath salts, and of course, lots and lots of books. Featuring the forthcoming Feast of Serendib (not out ’til March, but we’ll have some sneak peek copies for sale), and also Bodies in Motion (immigrant fiction), The Stars Change (science fiction), and Perennial (an Oak Park romance). Happy to sign and personalize to your desire. 🙂

 

 

Past Events

OAK PARK, IL
SEPTEMBER 29TH 3-5PM JAKE’S PLACE: COOK OFF + BOOK SIGNING: FREE ADMISSION

CHICAGO, IL
(not a Feast event, but happy to deliver signed cookbooks for pre-orders)
OCTOBER 3: 7-8:30 P.M.: SLF’S DEEP DISH SF/F READING, PART OF THE PLURALITY UNIVERSITY ‘MANY TOMORROWS FESTIVAL’, VOLUMES BOOK CAFE, 1474 N. MILWAUKEE: FREE ADMISSION, http://speculativeliterature.org/…/deep-dish-reading-series/

MONTREAL
OCTOBER 11TH-14: MARY ANNE @ SCINTILLATION CONVENTION

OAK PARK, IL
OCTOBER 16TH 6-8PM EASTGATE CAFE SOIREE: CANCELLED (sorry, folks!)

OAK PARK,IL
MONDAY OCTOBER 21ST (6 – 7:30) OAK PARK WORKS: HOW TO WRITE A COOKBOOK WORKSHOPS (FREE)
 
An overview of the process, from collecting family recipes (and navigating family politics), researching and developing your own recipes, deciding how you plan to share / publish the recipes, reviewing various publication options; snacks will be provided, and Mary Anne will have some of her cookbooks available for purchase — Instructor: Mary Anne Mohanraj. FREE, but registration required (limit 25) – REGISTER HERE

CHICAGO, IL
OCTOBER 22ND UNION LEAGUE CLUB OF CHICAGO: MEMBER EXCLUSIVE COCKTAIL HOUR

CHICAGO, IL
(not a Feast event, but happy to deliver signed cookbooks for pre-orders)
OCTOBER 23RD 7-9 PM INTERVIEW WITH BETH KANDER FOR HER BORN IN SYN LAUNCH PARTY: WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST BOOKSTORE, 5233 N. CLARK STREET. FREE ADMISSION

OAK PARK,IL
SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH (12 – 1:30) OAK PARK WORKS: HOW TO WRITE A COOKBOOK WORKSHOPS (FREE)
 
An overview of the process, from collecting family recipes (and navigating family politics), researching and developing your own recipes, deciding how you plan to share / publish the recipes, reviewing various publication options; snacks will be provided, and Mary Anne will have some of her cookbooks available for purchase — Instructor: Mary Anne Mohanraj. FREE, but registration required (limit 25) – REGISTER HERE

 

OAK PARK, IL
OCTOBER 27TH 10AM-12PM SUGAR BEET SCHOOL HOUSE: COOKING CLASS + BOOZY BRUNCH $45 — BUY TICKETS

Sri Lankan Hoppers –”If I had to pick the perfect Sri Lankan meal, this would be it.  There’s nothing like breaking off a crisp piece of hopper, dipping it into broken egg, and scooping up some curry and a bit of seeni sambol.  These rice flour pancakes have a unique shape; fermented batter is swirled in a special small hemispherical pan, so you end up with a soft, spongy center, and lacey, crispy sides — that contrast is the true glory of the hopper. Typically you’d make one egg hopper per person, plus another plain hopper or two, and maybe a sweet hopper to finish up.”  Participants will make their own hoppers and enjoy them along with a few spicy curries, sambols and mango-passionfruit mimosas as accompaniment. Each guest with take home freshly-roasted Sri Lankan curry powder, along with recipes for hoppers, curry, and sambols.   Mary Anne will also be offering discounted copies of her new
cookbook, A Feast of Serendib; typically $40, but just $30 for participants; she’s happy to sign them, of course!

WINNETKA, IL
OCTOBER 27TH MPS DINNER: ALUMNAE DINNER FEATURE

LOS ANGELES, CA
NOVEMBER 1ST-4TH: MARY ANNE @ WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION

COLUMBUS,OH
NOVEMBER 8TH-10TH: MARY ANNE @ PARALLELS WRITING CONFERENCE