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Yasmine is delighted to have been invited to speak at multiple venues about her experiences and the writing process.  Like her book, the talks are captivating and poignant. They enliven the stories in her book and her experiences. They are accessible and engaging! In fact, the talks are a great fit for a general audience as well as those who want to learn more about diverse authors and the stories they share.


Please reach out, if you have any questions, or want to know what dates I’m available, please get in touch.  

Subjects for the talks include:
  • Life as a writer

  • The process of writing a book

  • Life as an immigrant teen

  • Stories from Roots in Iran


NIAC Los Angeles Presents:
Book Talk with Yasmine Mahdavi

March 31 | 8 pm EST | Online

Please join NIAC's Los Angeles chapter on Thursday, March 31 at 5pm PT/8pm ET for a very special virtual book talk with Iranian-American author Yasmine Mahdavi. Her new book, Roots in Iran: Stories of Visionary Women is a collection of stories about fifteen remarkable women with roots in Iran. Readers will learn about astronauts like Jasmin Moghbeli to Farnaz “Spider-Woman” Esmaeilzadeh and Katayoun Khosrowyar. Each story is complemented by brilliant, full-color portraits created by female artists with roots in the Middle East. 

This special event will cap off our celebration of International Women's month in March. Joining Yasmine in this "fireside" chat discussion will be Dr. Shadi Seyedyousef, NIAC Los Angeles Leadership Council member who's an educator and activist. 


We highly recommend ordering a copy of Roots in Iran before the event! You can order your copy here and here. To attend, RSVP from the link below!

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Clinton High School: Women from the Middle East

March 2020

The writing process for Roots in Iran, followed by audience members' Q&A.


NYCiSchool: Virtual Career Night

May 2021

Talk was centered on the life of a writer and the writing process.


HerMoveNext, All-girls Chess League

January 2022

Fireside chat about Roots in Iran


The Calhoun School

March 28, 2022 | New York City

The writing process for Roots in Iran, followed by audience members' Q&A.

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