News & Events

Upcoming Events
Featured Reader at Twisted Poets Literary Salon – Will Read from Divided Loyalties
Date and Time: Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3R3
Past Book Launches and Readings
Ottawa Writers’ Festival – No Place Like Home – Link to Event
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks St. Ottawa, ON.
No Place Like Home: With Nilofar Shidmehr, Pierre Jarawan and David Bezmozgis
Human history is the story of migration, of adaptation, of lives and cultures intersecting, and yet some would use the word “immigrant” as an epithet, would suggest a hard line between “us” and “them,” would deny that shared humanity runs deeper than the specifics of our births. Join us for an evening of storytelling with a special focus on lives straddling cultures, of journeys both physical and spiritual.
Imagination Writers’ Festival – Link to Event
Date and Time: Thursday, April 5, 2019 at 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais Québec, QC G1R 4H3
Love, loss, and longing are central to Sharon Bala’s bestselling debut novel The Boat People and Nilofar Shidmehr’s debut collection of short stories Divided Loyalties. Both include narratives of migration, refugees, war, resilience, and the promise of a new life. Inspired by real events, their books explore perilous situations and the lives of those who fight to survive despite the chaos, risks, what they leave behind, and expectations forced upon them.
Reading  and Conversation @ Burnaby North House
Readers: Nilofar Shidmehr and Sehba Sarwar
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7:30-10:00 p.m.
Location: 4908 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC V5B 1P6
Los Angeles Book launch  
Date and Time: Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Palmo-Ranch Park Public Library, Los Angeles 

Reading  @ The 2019 Growing Room Festival, Magic: Launch of Room Issue 42.1  – Link to Event

Readers: Ruth Daniell, Cody Klippenstein, jaye simpson, Nilofar Shidmehr, Yilin Wang, Gaëlle Planchenault
Host: Arielle Spence
Date and Time: Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Red Gate Revue Stage, 1601 Johnston Street (Granville Island), Vancouver

For Divided Loyalties:

Toronto Book launch –Link to Event
Date and Time: Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. EST
Location: North York Central Library – 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto
Vancouver Book launch  @ Banyen Books and Sound – Link to Event
Date and Time: Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: Plams-Ranch Park Library, 2920 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles 90064
Vancouver Book launch  @ the Incite Short Stories, Bigger Perspectives Series – Link to Event
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Alice MacKay Room – Vancouver Public Library – 350 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver
Farsi Book Launches:

Book launch at the Library for Iranian Studies, London, UK

برنامه رونمایی کتاب در لندن

Location: The Library for Iranian Studies, The Woodlands Hall, Crown Street, Acton, London, UK W3 8SA
Time: Saturday June 16, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.
Book launch at the Association of the Iranian Women in Cologne, Germany

برنامه رونمایی کتاب در کلن

Location: Tallerwelthaus, Konerstrase 77, 50823 Cologne, Germany
Time: Saturday June 22, 2018 – 5:00 p.m.
Book launch at the Iranian Women Cultural Group in West Vancouver
Location: West Vancouver Community Center, 2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver.
Time: Sunday January 14, 2018