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PASCO LECTURE SERIES – MARJAN KAMALI

November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

We are thrilled to invite Author Marjan Kamali to Graves Library for a Pasco Lecture on Sunday, November 3rd at 2:00 pm.

 

Marjan Kamali, born in Turkey to Iranian parents, spent her childhood in Kenya, Germany, Turkey, Iran, and the United States. She studied English Literature at UC Berkeley and received her MBA from Columbia University and her MFA from New York University. Her work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in two anthologies: Tremors and Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been. An excerpt from The Stationery Shop was published in Solstice Literary Magazine and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Her debut novel Together Tea was a Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, an NPR WBUR Good Read, and a Target Emerging Author Selection. Together Tea has been translated into German, Italian, Norwegian, Czech and Slovak and was recently adapted for the stage.  Marjan teaches writing at GrubStreet in Boston. She lives with her husband and two children in the Boston area.

“Spanning decades and continents, Marjan Kamali’s richly imagined novel immerses us in the blossoming love affair between two Iranian teenagers, set against the political upheaval of 1950s Tehran. Evocative, devastating, and hauntingly beautiful, THE STATIONERY SHOP explores love’s power to transcend time and distance—and the ways fate can tear people apart and bring them back together. This book broke my heart again and again.”  Whitney Scharer, author of THE AGE OF LIGHT.

 

The Pasco Lecture Series is sponsored by the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, Kennebunk Savings Bank, and the Graves Library Snack Team.  Sales and signing of The Stationery Shop will follow the talk.  Please give us a call at 967-2778 with questions about this event or to find out what else is going on at Graves Library.  Doors open at 1:30 pm

Details

Date:
November 3
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Mary-Lou Boucouvalas
Phone:
2079672778
Email:
ml@graves.lib.me.us
Website:
www.graveslibrary.org