Roya Movafegh

Born in Austria to Iranian parents, Roya Movafegh moved to her native country as a little girl only to escape it five years later due to the heavy persecutions her family faced as Baha’is. By the age of twelve, she had lived in Europe, the Middle East, and North America. She quickly learned what it meant to fall short of the criteria of societies and nations – her coloring was too dark, her religion worthy of torture and death, her nationality best kept a secret, and her new language considered a threat. Thirty years later, her journeys have finally culminated into The People With No Camel, where she not only …

Sara Barron

Sara Barron is the author of the essay collection People Are Unappealing. Her work has also appeared on Showtime’s “This American Life,” NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” The Today Show, and at the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen Colorado. She’s a frequent host at The Moth and a teacher at Gotham Writer’s Workshop. http://sarabarron.com.

Jason Koo

Jason Koo is the author of Man on Extremely Small Island, winner of the 2008 De Novo Poetry Prize (C&R Press, 2009). He was born in New York City and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his BA in English from Yale, his MFA in creative writing from the University of Houston and his PhD in English and creative writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center, he has published his poetry and prose in numerous journals, including The Yale Review, North American Review and The Missouri Review. He teaches at NYU and Lehman College …

Manijeh Nasrabadi

Manijeh Nasrabadi is co-director of the Association of Iranian American Writers. She received her BA in literature from Brown University and her MFA in creative nonfiction from Hunter College, where she also taught creative writing workshops for several years. She was a 2008 recipient of a Hedgebrook writing residency and 2005 Hertog Fellow. Currently, she’s a doctoral student in American Studies at New York University. Her essays and articles have appeared in About Face (Seal Press), Hyphen Magazine, Tehran Bureau and Callaloo. She is writing a memoir about her relationships with her Jewish American and Iranian Zoroastrian families, in the US and in Iran.

NYC | April 18, 2010: Literary Love & Logic

How’s your math? Find X:

3 writers + 1 poet + 1 band + X = 6 reasons to celebrate at the April 18th Sunday Salon!

(That’s right: X = You.)

7pm at Jimmys 43, 43 E. 7th St. in Manhattan. See you there!

Manijeh Nasrabadi is co-director of the Association of Iranian American Writers. She received her BA in literature from Brown University and her MFA in creative nonfiction from Hunter College, where she also taught creative writing workshops for several years. She was a 2008 recipient of a Hedgebrook writing residency and 2005 Hertog Fellow. Currently, she’s a doctoral student in American Studies at New York University. Her essays …