DATE: Thursday  4/24/2008

TIME: Noon to 1:30 p.m.

PLACE: University of Houston-Victoria, Alcorn Auditorium (UW 204)

Time: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Bronte Room :: Victoria Public Library
Program: Reading and Reception

Farnoosh Moshiri

SPEAKER: Farnoosh  Moshiri
was born in a literary family in Tehran, Iran. She holds a B.A. in dramatic literature from the College of Dramatic Arts in Tehran, an M.A. in drama from the University of Iowa and an M.F.A in creative writing from the University of Houston.

Her plays, short stories, and poems were published in Iranian literary magazines before the 1979 revolution and in anthologies published outside Iran in the 1980s. In 1983 she fled her country after a massive arrest of secular intellectuals, feminists, and political activists. She resided in Houston in 1987. She currently teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Houston campuses.

AUTHOR LINK: http://www.farnooshmoshiri.net/

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