Join us at the City Library for wine, snacks and readings by Amir Ahmad Nasr and Pasha Parvaneh Hashemi. Doors open at 6:30pm for wine and snacks, and the reading begins at 7pm. The event is free, but please register at nvcl.ca by clicking on the “Sign Up” button.
Amir Ahmad Nasr: Described by The Economist as ‘puckish’ (playfully mischievous), and by WIRED as a ‘formidable speaker,’ Amir is a veteran digital activist turned critically acclaimed writer, storyteller, thinker, and trusted strategic advisor to leaders who stand for a powerful cause, on matters related to branding, culture, social business, and conversion-oriented digital communications. He has shared the stage with Nobel Peace Laureates, former presidents, and fellow entrepreneurs, and had his advocacy work featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, France24, CBC, and many more. At 26, his searing debut memoir and banned book, My Isl@m: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind and Doubt Freed My Soul was recommended by Foreign Policy magazine in its list of top 25 books to read in 2013, and forced him into exile to Canada, where he now lives in beautiful BC.
Pasha Parvaneh Hashemi: Affected by war and revolution herself, and through extensive travel, Pasha Parvaneh Hashemi has come across many people escaping from oppressive, tyrannical rulers. These ordinary people – with extraordinary stories – inspired Pasha’s book, Who Knows Where Butterflies Die; which is written as an allegory to protect the identity of its characters.
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