“A true feast for the senses."

—Reza Aslan, author of No god but God


Please check this calendar of upcoming and past events for details about author readings, book signings, conferences and festivals related to Love and Pomegranates.

2018 National University Ireland, Galway, January-February, I will be giving talks on writing about the Middle East. Please check back for event dates and details.

2017 Rumi Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 30th, 2pm, Marmalade Library, 280 W 500th N, sponsored by the Rumi Poetry Club.

Pacific Northwest Library Association, Annual Conference, Post Falls, Idaho, Aug 2-4, 2017, Templin’s Red Lion River Resort, Thursday, Aug 3rd at noon.

EWU Get LIt! Festival “Writing the Middle East” Saturday April 25, 2015, 1:45-3:15 pm. Spokane, WA, Convention Center, west campus, second floor, room 206A

Radio Interview Persian Hour, KYRS Spokane, Saturday, April 25, 2015, noon.

UT Dortmund Guest Lecture: “Love and Pomegranates: An American Author’s Creative Interaction With Iran.”

March 21, 2014 at 4pm – Related Blog Post

Valentine’s Book Giveaway with GoodReads – Enter to Win!

 February 14th – Enter by Valentine’s Day for a chance to win one of two copies. | Contest Page

Opening Reception – I Am Not a Miniature – Aphrodite Désirée Navab

Thursday November 7 | 6-8pm | SOHO20 Gallery in New York, NY | www.soho20gallery.com

Documentary Debut of ‘To Spokane With Love’

Co-written and filmed by Shahrokh Nikfar, a contributing author to Love of Pomegranates
Oct 17th | 7pm | Magic Lantern, Spokane, WA 

Persian Muse: A Reading of Love and Pomegranates

October 10th | 7pm | Dr. Martin Luther King Hall, San Jose State | More info


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This Conversation with Jim Opie, a veteran carpet dealer and humanitarian business entrepreneur who has traveled and worked in Iran and Afghanistan, was filmed by Gonzaga University students Maggie Fischer, Kelli Malone and Evan Olsen.


Click play to watch a performance featuring Nima Janmohammadi and Rowan Storm, who contributed her essay “Travels and Wonders in Iran from the Point of View of an American-Greek Woman Musician” to Love and Pomegranates.


Meghan Nuttall Sayres recorded this video of a man juicing pomegranates outside the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.

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