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Susanne Pari, American-Iranian Author and Journalist to Speak at LWVS Luncheon on Friday November 3

PariSusanne Pari, an Iranian-American writer and author of THE FORTUNE CATCHER, a novel of a young woman—American and Iranian, Jewish and Muslim—caught in the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, will be the Keynote Speaker for the League's annual Food for Thought Membership Luncheon on November 3, 2017 at 11:45 a.m. at the Scarsdale Golf Club. Susanne will speak about "Iran and America: Yesterday and Today," and her talk will include her reflections on the Iranian Revolution, modern Iran and her own identity as an Iranian-American.

Susanne is a frequent speaker on issues of multi-ethnic families, women's rights, immigration, religious fundamentalism, and what it means to her to be an American. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, National Public Radio, and Medium. Susanne was the Program Director for the 25 literary salons of Book Group Expo and taught writing for the Afghan Women's Writing Project. She was a judge for The California Center for the Book's Letters About Literature Contest and for the Lakota Children's Enrichment Writing Project. Susanne is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, the Author's Guild, the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, and the Castro Writers' Cooperative. She regularly conducts interviews, panel discussions, and public conversations with authors such as Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, Anna Quindlen, Po Bronson, and others.FortuneCatcher

The event is open to the public. The cost to attend the luncheon is $40, $45 after 11/1. You can pay on line at LWVS.org or email Anne Lyons at aulyons@gmail.com for more information.

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