The Creative Writing Project at Nassau Community College Presents a Reading by Award-Winning Author Nahid Rachlin March 12


Immediate: February 20, 2008 Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 e-mail:


The Creative Writing Project at Nassau Community College Presents a Reading by Award-Winning Author Nahid Rachlin, March 12

Garden City, NY – The Creative Writing Project at Nassau Community College, in conjunction with the Women’s Studies Project, is proud to host a reading by renowned author Nahid Rachlin on March 12 in the College Center Building. Rachlin’s presentation will consist of a question and answer period from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., a reading from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m. and a discussion with the Women’s Studies Project at 3:30 p.m.

Nahid Rachlin is the award-winning author of four critically acclaimed novels, a story collection, and most recently, a memoir entitled Persian Girls. Persian Girls tells the story of Rachlin’s growing up in Iran, beginning at age nine, when she was taken away from the beloved aunt who had raised her. Publishers Weekly called Persian Girls “a lyrical and disturbing memoir” that “gives American readers rare insight in Iranians’ ambivalence towards the United States, the desire for American freedom clashing with resentment of American hegemony.” Rachlin currently teaches at The New School University in New York City.

For more information about Nahid Rachlin’s reading at NCC, which is part of the Creative Writing Project’s Literature, Live! program, please call Prof. Richard Newman, Creative Writing Project Coordinator, at 516.572.7720, or e-mail him at


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