Converge Gallery to Host Spoken Word 6 on Friday

Featured Speaker is Kavitha Kolangaden
WILLIAMSPORT -- Spoken Word Season 6 keeps rolling on and will feature Indian-American writerKavitha Kolangaden this Friday, April 14.  Kolangaden will start things off by sharing what she has learned during her explorations of her own faith and spirituality through her many writings and poemsShe began writing short stories at the age of 13. As she grew up, Kolangaden wrote for her school and local papers; and even expanded her writing styles to poems, thoughts on science, religion and philosophy. She has been published as a Medical Reviewer for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, and contributed to her father's book called, "In Search of God", by writing a chapter in his book, on "Love". After our featured artist, we invite other local poets, lyricists, comedians and whoever else is in attendance to speak. Sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m. and the event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is just $3. 
Spoken Word has a simple setup: we turn on the mic and ask those interested in reading poetry, prose, free style verse, dramatic readings, stand up comedy and more keep it under 5 minutes. All are welcome even if you just want to listen rather than participate.

Converge Gallery has been hosting Spoken Word for the past five years. It's a great way for the literary talents of Williamsport and the surrounding areas to have a chance in the spotlight. Come share your talents!

More About The Artist
"Kavitha" in Sanskrit means "poem", where "Kavi" in Sanskrit means "poet"; to which she has written close to 100 original poems, some of which have been published and used on websites online. You can find many of her original works on her website, "Food For the Spiritual Soul", which consist of various topics like Spirituality, Religion (mainly of the Judeo-Christian faith), and even current event.

At the age of 18, Kolangaden had a life changing experience, which made her to explore her own faith and spirituality. You can find the story of this experience, as a part of what she calls her "testimony," also on her website.
About Converge Gallery
CONVERGE GALLERY is a gallery exhibition space focused on contemporary artwork created by emerging or notable mid-career artists. Our mission is to make challenging and innovative artwork accessible for those in Central Pennsylvania and generate discussions between artists and the general public.

Founded in 2011, the gallery features contemporary art in all mediums and genres that incorporates a virtual connection with the international zeitgeist, and can be further described as having a vitality meant to transcend the rules of the art world, marketplace and academia.

In addition to organizing art events, exhibitions and gallery talks, Converge Gallery also provides art consultation, collection management, custom archival framing, and artwork installation services.

The gallery is located at 140 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, and gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 


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