New York Times Bestselling Author Azar Nafisi, Author of Read Dangerously

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Sep 21 2022
New York Times Bestselling Author Azar Nafisi, Author of Read Dangerously

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with New York Times bestselling author Azar Nafisi, who will discuss her latest book, Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times.

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with New York Times bestselling author Azar Nafisi, who will discuss her latest book, Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times. Structured as a series of letters to her father, who taught her as a child about how literature can rescue us in times of trauma, Nafisi explores the most probing questions of our time through the works of Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, James Baldwin, Margaret Atwood, and more. A Publishers Weekly starred review calls the book “[A] stunning look at the power of reading. … Nafisi’s prose is razor-sharp, and her analysis lands on a hopeful note. … This excellent collection provokes and inspires at every turn.” This program is generously supported by the Flood Family Endowment and the Friends of the Hudson Library.

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Sep 21, 2022 at 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm (Wed)

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Copies of Read Dangerously will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins. If you have any questions, please email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or call (330) 653-6658 x1010.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.
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