Fereshteh Ahmadi: Women’s Literature In Contemporary Iran
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University

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A short story writer and novelist living in Tehran, Fereshteh is widely recognised for her enigmatic and mysterious psychological fantasies, including her first short story collection, Everybody’s Sara (2004). She has won several literary awards for both her short stories and novels which include The Fairy of Forgetfulness (2007), Cheese Forest (2008) and Domestic Monsters (2016).

Fereshteh will be reading from her work and discussing its influences in the context of contemporary Iranian literature. Co-presented by International Agatha Christie Festival (Torquay) and with the support of the British Council.

Date: Thursday 4 May
Time: 18:00–19:30
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University
Ticket information: £3/£1.50Discounts available to Plymouth University students through SPiA.

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Part of the Plymouth Festival of Words

Building on the success of the city’s Plymouth International Book Festival, the Plymouth Festival of Words takes place between Wednesday 3- Sunday 5 May 2017, celebrating literature and ‘words’ through a diverse range of art forms. In addition to opening Plymouth History Month, Plymouth Festival of Words includes rich programme of writers, poets, film-makers and performance artists to Plymouth as well as the Society for Storytelling's annual gathering.

The Plymouth Festival of Words has been organised through a partnership between Literature Works, the literature development agency for the South West, Peninsula Arts at Plymouth University, Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives, Wonderzoo and is supported by Arts Council England.

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