Forthcoming Book Launches and Readings
Poetry Reading with The Writer-in-Residence, Maria Saba, at Joy Kogawa House
Date and time: June 24, 2021, 7:00-8:15p.m. Zoom event. Cost: $15 or free for members, Link to Event Description and Registration
I am proud to announce that I have been Chief Operator and Curator of Iranian Editions (Volume I & II)
by The Bombay Review
My poem “Sigh of the Nest” have been longlisted for “COVID 19 Competition” by Dissonance Literary Magazine (2020).
Hamilton Public Library and McMaster University proudly announce Nilofar Shidmehr as the Mabel Pugh Taylor 2019/20 Writer-in-Residence.
See the link: Writer in Residence: HPL
Nilofar Shidmehr is a bilingual poet, fiction writer, essayist, arts-informed scholar, and author of seven books in English and Farsi. Her first poetry book in English, Shirin and Salt Man (Oolichan, 2008), was nominated for a British Columbia Book Prize. Her most recent book, Divided Loyalties (Anansi Press, 2019), is a collection of short stories exploring women’s lives in post‐revolutionary Iran and in diaspora. It has already been well reviewed and promoted by CBC. The Globe and Mail included it in their 2019 list of “46 Books to Keep You Warm This Winter” and Open Canada Website included it in their “Summer Reads 2019: Ten books for globally minded vacationers.” A PhD in cross faculty inquiry in education, Nilofar has been Writer-in-Residence at the City of Richmond, BC, and Regina Public Library. Her writing has been featured in many Canadian and Iranian literary magazines, including Room, The Danforth Review, The New Quarterly, Zaman, and Avaye‐Tabiid (The Voice of Exile).
As the Writer-in-Residence, Nilofar can provide valuable one-on-one feedback to help with your writing pieces.
Please join us for a reception to welcome Nilofar to Hamilton:
Thursday, September 26 at 7 pm
Central Library, 55 York Blvd. Hamilton
From September to April 2020, Nilofar will be at Central Library.
Office Hours: Thursdays
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
To make an appointment, email email@example.com or call 905-546-3200 x3473.
Past Book Launches and Readings
Meet the Author Series at Christianne’s Lyceum: Nilofar Shidmehr, Author of Divided Loyalties. Live on Zoom
Date and Time: Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. Registration fee: $22 plus GST –
Reading, lecture, and discussion around Divided Loyalties and Between Lives at Brock House Society – Registration Required
Date and Time: Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 10:00-11:30 a.m.
An Evening with the Acclaimed Author Nilofar Shidmehr, Port Moody Library
Date: November 30, 2020, 7:00-8:00p.m. Facebook live event.
Indie Author Day with Nilofar Shidmehr, Coquitlam Public Library– Link to Event and Registration
Date: November 5, 2020, 7:00-8:30p.m. Zoom event. Registration is required.
An Evening with Persian Author and Poet Nilofar Shidmehr, North Vancouver Central Library – Link to Event and Registration
Join us as we host Dr. Nilofar Shidmehr, a bilingual fiction writer and poet on Zoom. At this event, she reads excerpts from her collection of short stories, Divided Loyalties (in English) and Two Women on Lions Gate Bridge (in Farsi). Learn more about Dr. Shidmehr’s writing style and professional background followed by a Q&A.
Free of charge! Everyone is welcome! Registration required by Oct. 21, 12 p.m..
The meeting link and instructions will be emailed to registrants between 12 – 2 p.m. on the day of the event.
You’ll need a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam; or your smartphone/tablet.
This is a bilingual program in English and Farsi!
Questions? Contact Shideh Taleban at firstname.lastname@example.org
Poetry and Fiction Reading from Between Lives and Divided Loyalties at the Sunshine Coast Literary Reading Series
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020, 7:00 p.m. Zoom event. Registration is required.
Date and Time: Thursday, September 13, 4:00 p.m. Zoom Event.
Reading from Divided Loyalties at the SFU Writer’s Studio, Vancouver
Date and Time: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 8:30 p.m.
Location:1 Hood 29, 4470 Main Street at E 29th Ave, Vancouver, BC.
Reading at Halifax Public Library –Link to Event