Upcoming Events


March 28-29. 2019. Portland, OR. AWP Conference.

Panels & Signing

3/28. 12:00-1:15 pm: “History of Myself: Approaches to Research in Fiction/Creative Nonfiction.” With Leslie Carol Roberts, Tom Barbash, and Adam Nemett.

3/28, 3-4:15 pm. “UnBiography: Creating Fictional Characters from Factual People.” With Peter Ho Davies, Zahary Lazar, Megan Mayhew Bergman; moderated by Caitlin Horrocks.

3/29, 12-1:15 pm: “Obsession in the Archives: The Art of Research in Fiction and Poetry.” With Amaud Jamaal Johnson, Nicky Beer, Silas Hansen; moderated by Valerie Vogrin.

3/29, 2-3 pm. Signing. California College of the Arts MFA in Writing Program Table 

March 30, 2019. 9-10 am. San Francisco, CA. Iranian Diaspora Studies Conference, San Francisco State University. “Songs of the Second Generation: Iranian American Literature and Film in the 21st Century.” With Marie Otsby, Kamran Javadizadeh, Negar Mottahedeh; moderated by Nasrin Rahimieh.

April 3, 2019. 6:30 p.m. San Francisco, CA. Mechanics Institute Library. With Zack Rogow.

April 4, 2019. 7:30 p.m. Menlo Park, CA. Kepler’s Books. In-conversation event with Laila Lalami.

April 5, 2019. San Francisco, CA. Book Passage (Ferry Building). In-conversation even with Soniah Kamal, author of Unmarriageable.

April 11, 2019. 7 pm. Sausalito, CA. Why There Are Words 

April 26, 2019. 1 pm. Kentfield, CA. College of Marin

May 2, 2019. Santa Barbara, CA. University of California, Santa Barbara.

August 8-11. Corte Madera, CA. Book Passage Travel Writers’ Conference


February 5, 2019. 7 pm. Corte Madera, CA. Book Passage (paperback release party for Song of a Captive Bird)

February 9, 2019. Berkeley, CA. Berkeley Public Library Foundation’s Annual Authors Dinner

November 2018. Salem, OR. Willamette University

November 2018. Palm Beach, Florida. Treasure Coast Literary Society

October 2019. Decorah, Iowa. Luther College Writers’ Festival

October 20, 2018. San Francisco, CA. Litquake

August 2018. Seattle, WA. Elliott Bay

August 2018. Seattle, WA. Seattle Iranian Festival

June 2018. Mountain View, California. Voices of Women for Change Conference,

May 2018. Berkeley, CA. Revolution Books

April 2018. Sausalito, CA. Why There Are Words Literary Salon

April 2018. New York, NY. Asian American Writers’ Workshop (with Porochista Khakpour and Shahriar Mandanipour)

April 2018. Davis, CA. University of California, Davis

April 2018. New York, NY. Random House Spring Open House

April 2018. Newport Beach, Literary Orange

April 2018. San Jose, CA. San Jose State University, Steinbeck Fellows Program

March 2018. Corte Madera, CA. Left Coast Writers Literary Salon

March 2018. La Jolla, CA. Warwicks

February 2018. Palo Alto, CA. Books, Inc.

February 2018. San Francisco, CA. Booksmith

February 2018. San Francisco, CA. San Francisco Public Library 

February 2018. Tampa, FL. AWP Conference

February 20, 2018. San Francisco, CA. California College of the Arts

February 11, 2018. Corte Madera, CA. Book Passage

Book Passage, Corte Madera, California
Politics and Prose, Washington, D.C.
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury, Vermont