The New Wei
The New Wei Literary & Artistic Salon is a regular gathering of dynamic NYC writers and multifarious artists with the goal of socialization, exchanging ideas and forging collaborations.
The Salons are being held once a month in a different borough of NYC.
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The New Wei Literary Movement was founded by Tejas Desai in 2012 to promote provocative, dynamic and significant narrative artists. Authors who push the envelope and transmit new ideas and perspectives, whose work reflects their life philosophies and dynamic personalities. Writers who challenge and engage readers with brutal truths and provocative thought, moving the boundaries of literature in the process. Artists who are possessed.
These narrative artists can write traditional novels, stories, plays and screenplays, or they can create and disseminate their works through unconventional methods and forms: self-publishing, blogging, social media posts, zines etc.
The New Wei is also branching out to promote and support provocative artists in other forms, including film, visual art, dance and music.
Like previous "new waves" and art movements of the past (Sturm und Drung, Romanticism etc.) The New Wei will take time to foment a renaissance and influence the cultural scene, but we are determined to help usher in a more dynamic era of literature and art, reflecting the Turbulent Twenties and beyond.
Some of the authors The New Wei recognizes are speculative religious novelist Allan Avidano, prolific blogger Brienne Walsh, comic Midwestern novelist Lancelot Schaubert, grotesque feminist subversives Dylan Krieger and Joanna C. Valente, Buddhist poet Vijay R. Nathan, provocative gay authors Brontez Purnell and the late Anthony Veasna So, literary terrorist Jay Sizemore, absurdist writer/worst filmmaker Kacper Jarecki, Indo-Guyanese queer pundit Rajiv Mohabir, and the late comic novelist Richard Livsey. These authors aren't necessarily associated with The New Wei, but they transmit a unique worldview within their respective literary forms.