The 5pm Post – From the Events Calendar, PoP Picks…

Azar Nafisi in Conversation with Jacki Lyden:

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street Northwest
Saturday, November 10th, 2012
2:30pm – 3:30pm | FREE!

Azar Nafisi in an onstage conversation with Jacki Lyden discussing her novel Reading Lolita in Tehran.

Azar Nafisi is best known as the author of the national bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, which electrified its readers with a compassionate and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution in Iran and how it affected one university professor and her students. Earning high acclaim and an enthusiastic readership, Reading Lolita in Tehran is an incisive exploration of the transformative powers of fiction in a world of tyranny.

She will be interviewed by NPR’s Jacki Lyden. Longtime listeners recognize Jacki Lyden’s voice from her frequent work as a host on NPR. As a journalist who has been with NPR since 1979, Lyden regards herself first and foremost as a storyteller and looks for the distinctive human voice in a huge range of national and international stories.

The DC Public Library celebrates the joy of reading with Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi during its DC Reads citywide reading program from Oct. 15 to Nov. 15. You can find more information on our DC Reads page.


‘A Separation’ Film Screening this Saturday at the Mount Pleasant Library:

Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library
3160 16th Street NW
Saturday, November 10th, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm | FREE!

As part of our season of DC Reads programming related to Azar Nafisis memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran, the Mount Pleasant Branch will be screening two movies exploring life in contemporary Iran.

The second one, screening this Saturday afternoon at 3:00pm, is A Separation, winner of multiple international awards, including last years Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language film. A Separation explores the difficult decision faced by a married couple: whether to leave Iran in hopes of giving their son a better chance at life, or stay and look after the deteriorating health of a parent who has Alzheimers disease.

Please join us this Saturday, November 10th @ 3:00pm in the meeting room on the main floor of the Mount Pleasant Library for this wonderful film!

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