The Second Floor (or T2F as the space is known) was founded in 2007 by activist Sabeen Mahmud (1974-2015), who had long been a family friend. During T2F’s first year as a public space, I offered a reading in the café from my then-new novel Black Wings.
Over the years, I have participated in many readings and panel discussions at T2F, a space that remains vibrant despite Sabeen’s brutal murder.
The complex weave of Sehba Sarwar’s essays, poems, novel, interviews, and the installations, performances that she has created illustrates––like nothing else could––her experience of life as a world-resident, its challenges and sorrows, joys, its ongoing enlightenment.
— Jacquelyn Shah, author of Small Fry
Ongoing & Additional Projects
I am an author and speaker, an artist, and a community and cultural activist.
If I can use my talents and passions to inspire you or your network to push boundaries and become involved in our communities, please connect with me. I am open to schedule readings, workshops, courses or multimedia installations.Universities and non-profit organizations based in Texas can apply for Texas Commission on the Arts grants to fund Sarwar’s workshops, readings and/or installations since she serves on the Texas Touring Roster.