Photos from A New Day: Afghan and Iranian American Writers

March 12, 2010

Asian American Writers Workshop

The turn out for the event was amazing! We had people leaning against the walls out the door listening to the writers. Nowroz was beautiful in the company of such brilliant and sensitive women.

Here are some photos from the evening:

Naheed Elyasi reads from her short story “Living on a Prayer”
Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet reads from her novel: Martyrdom Street (Syracuse University: 2010)
Sahar Muradi, co-editor of the Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature reads from her latest memoir about her recent work in Afghanistan
Dalia Sofer read from her wonderful novel: Septembers in Shiraz (2007)
The beautiful Aphrodite Désirée Navab after the reading with a fan.

Of course, Manijeh and I were so busy MC-ing the event that we forgot to take photos of each other. In fact, we forgot to bring a camera! Luckily, my iPhone captured some rough images and hopefully caught the warm mood of the event. Thank you Ken Chen for including diversity within the Asian American banner! Here is one photo I found online:

There will be A New Day part II at the Fashion Institute of Technology on April 27th from 5-7pm. Stay tuned for more info!

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