A dramatic reading in the dark by Hossein Mortezaeian Abkenar, author of A Scorpion on the Steps of Andimeshk Railroad Station.
Hossein Mortezaeian Abkenar is an Iranian fiction writer and screenwriter. His 2006 novel, A Scorpion on the Steps of Andimeshk Railroad Station, received numerous awards and has been translated into multiple languages. His screenplays include No One Knows About Persian Cats, which earned a prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Abkenar’s work often explores violence, revolution, politics and the role of women in society. His books are banned in Iran, where they have been stripped from bookstores and libraries.
This evening’s dramatic reading will be performed in complete darkness, followed by a Q&A moderated by Black Mountain Institute’s Executive Director, Joshua Shenk. Lights will go off at 8pm, sharp and latecomers will not be admitted.
Please reserve a free seat by visiting thewritersblock.org/darkness.
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