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Celebration of Women: An Evening with Alka Joshi

Sunday, October 18, 2020, 7:00pm

Join us as we talk to bestselling author Alka Joshi author of the breathtaking book The Henna Artist.

This is a free virtual event presented on Facebook. To attend, please click on the link to register or go to Idea Exchange’s Facebook page to watch the live video. You do not need a Facebook account to watch.

The Henna Artist is the story of Lakshmi, a henna artist to the elite of Jaipur, who is suddenly confronted by her past: an arranged marriage she deserted 13 years ago; and a teenage sister she didn't know she had whom she must now raise. A New York Times Bestseller and Reese Book Club Pick for May 2020, this is one book you do not want to miss!

Alka Joshi is a graduate of Stanford University and received her M.F.A. from the California College of the Arts. She has worked as an advertising copywriter, a marketing consultant, and an illustrator. Alka was born in India, in the state of Rajasthan. Her family came to the United States when she was nine, and she now lives on California's Monterey Peninsula with her husband and two misbehaving pups. The Henna Artist is her first novel. Visit her website and blog at

If you are interested in ordering one of Alka’s books, please visit The Bookshelf's website.

This event is part of our Celebration of Women series commemorating Person’s Day. Idea Exchange would like to thank the City of Cambridge for their generous support of our Celebration of Women series.

This program is part of Culture Days.

Ages 18+

Online: Please register for this program through Eventbrite.




For more information, call 519.621.0460 or ask us online.

Alka Joshi

The Henna Artist book cover