Thu, Jan 12
Modern Times Bookstore
Valencia between 19th and 20th
Persis Karim was born and raised in the Bay Area by her Iranian father and French mother and five brothers and sisters. She is co-editor and contributing author to A World Between: Poems, Short Stories and Essays by Iranian-Americans (George Braziller, 1999) and is the editor of the forthcoming Let Me Tell You Where I've Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora (University of Arkansas Press, spring 2006). She teaches comparative literature and creative writing at San Jose State University and lives in Berkeley.
Farnoosh Seifoddini received and MFA in Creative Writing San Francisco State University. Post graduation, she's adjusting to having a "real job" while attempting to polish her first manuscript. Farnoosh's most recent publications can be found in the North American Review and she has work forthcoming in the anthology, Let Me Tell You Where I've Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora. In her free time, she fulfills her incurable obsession with salvaging and reviving old furniture. She is a member of Ecstatic Monkey.