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Perfectly Parvin: A Conversation with Author Olivia Abtahi and Dr. Neda Maghbouleh
Thursday, May 27, 7:30pm EST
Thursday, May 27, 2021 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM MT
Please join NIAC's Colorado chapter on Thursday, May 27 at 7:30pm ET for a very special book talk with Colorado-based Iranian-American author and filmmaker Olivia Abtahi. Her new young adult fiction book, Perfectly Parvin (published by Penguin Random House), explores high school drama, Iranian-American culture, and the Muslim Ban through the experience of 14-year-old Parvin Mohammadi. Joining Olivia in discussion will be Dr. Neda Maghbouleh, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto and author of The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian-Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race. Denver-based attorney, teacher, author and NIAC Colorado member Shadi Kafi will host the interactive event, which will also feature a giveaway of three signed copies of The Limits of Whiteness.
This event is co-sponsored by Duende District Bookstore, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and The Word | A Storytelling Sanctuary.
We highly recommend ordering a copy of Perfectly Parvin before the event! You can pre-order your copy here!
Writing in Color Mixer
Third Fridays, 5:30p-7:30p
We join our friends Lighthouse Writers on the third Friday of each month for a happy hour and mixer for writers of color. Come by to meet fellow writers, and stay for a rotating run of panel talks, workshopping sessions, and open mics.