Acclaimed author Nahid Rachlin to speak Friday

By Bryce Bullins
Nahid Rachlin

Nahid Rachlin

Sierra Nevada College’s Fall 2013 Writer’s in the Woods series will wrap up this week as acclaimed author Nahid Rachlin comes to visit Friday. In addition, she will be offering a workshop the following day.

The reading will be held in TCES 139/141 at 7:00pm on Friday, Nov. 15 and the workshop will be held in the same space the following day, Saturday, Nov. 16, at 9 a.m.

Nahid’s publications include a memoir, Persian Girls, four novels, Jumping Over Fire, Foreigner, Married to A Stranger, The Heart’s Desire, and a collection of short stories, Veils. Nahid currently teaches at the prestigious New School University in New York City.

To prepare for Friday’s reading, you can watch Nahid read from Persian Girls. She reads excerpts from various chapters in the book, such as an early memory of first meeting her birth mother, as Nahid was growing up in a Tehran, Iran ruled by the Shah. Reading Group Guides also offers some interesting questions for participants.