Writers on the Edge Features Elizabeth Eslami
Writers on the Edge presents Iranian-American novelist Elizabeth Eslami on Saturday, May 19 at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Eslami is the author of the acclaimed debut novel Bone Worship. A story of the relationship between an American daughter and her Iranian father, Bone Worship takes readers to a “world of animals, tame and wild, of human deeds strange, loving and cruel.”
Eslami’s essays, short stories, and travel writing have appeared in numerous publications, including The Millions, The Nervous Breakdown, Matador, and The Literary Review, and her work will be featured in the forthcoming anthologies Not in My Father’s House: An Anthology of Fiction By Iranian American Writers and Writing Off Script: Writers on the Influence of Cinema. Her story collection, The Hibernarium, was a finalist for the 2011 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction.
The program begins at 7pm, with an open mic for local writers following Eslami’s presentation. General admission is $6; students are admitted free. For more information, visit www.writersontheedge.org.