Nahid at UCLA

at John Jay College

Nahid with students at Antioch Writers Conference

Teaching-Coferences

SUMMER 2014:

PARIS, FRANCE
at the American University in Paris
June 23-28- 2014 Teaching The Art of Fiction Writing-- short story, novella, novel
(five days, three hours each session, half an hour private consultation with each student.)
***Early bird rate is available up to April 30
For details click on the conference website: http:/​/​pariswritersworkshop.org
(go to register)
For more questions: Telephone
From inside France 01 45 66 75 50
Outside of France +33 1 45 66 75 50
Email: General Inquiries: wice@​wice-paris.org
PWW Inquiries: pww@​wice-paris.org
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Edgartown (Martha's Vineyard) MA
August 10-August 16
Teaching a fiction and creative nonfiction workshop
Noepe Center For Literary Arts, 104 Main Street, Edgartown (Martha's Vineyard), MA
Edgartown (Martha's Vineyard) MA
August 10-August 16
Teaching a fiction and creative nonfiction workshop
Noepe Center For Literary Arts, 104 Main Street, Edgartown, MA
http:/​/​noepecenter.org/​nahid-rachin-fiction-creative-nonfiction-workshop-august-10-16-2014/​
for accomodation click on: http:/​/​writersresidency.com/​marthas-vineyard-writers-residency/​accommodation/​
For questions contact: Justen Ahren at: noepecenter@​gmail.com or: nahidr@​rcn.com
One of New England’s most elegant communities, Edgartown (Martha's Vineyard) was the Island’s first colonial settlement and it has been the county seat since 1642. Main Street in Edgartown is a picture-book setting with its harbor and waterfront. The tall square-rigged ships that sailed all the world’s oceans have passed from the Edgartown scene, but the heritage of those vessels and their captains has continued.
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PREVIOUS
Upcoming teaching 2013
JUNE
New Haven, Connecticut
Yale Summer Writers' Conference
June 10-June 19, 2013
Fiction writing workshop,
http:/​/​summer.yale.edu/​ywc

JULY
Italy, Assisi
Memoir-creative nonfiction-fiction Writing Workshop
July 17- July 28, 2013
a 10% discount is offered for this course
http:/​/​www.artworkshopintl.com/​rw/​wsDtCRW.aspx?wsID=69
Info: Toll Free: 866-341-2922

NOVEMBER
FLORIDA, Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Writers Conference
Nov. 7-10, 2013
leading a two day workshop and giving a reading
Info: Phone: (239) 590-7421
Web: http:/​/​www.fgcu.edu/​SIWC/​about.html


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Teaching 2012

JANUARY
Connecticut, Danbury
January 7th
Memoir Workshop, 1:00-4:00 PM (open to their students only)
Followed by a Free Public reading, at 7:00 PM.
Western Connecticut State University
English Department, MFA in Creative & Professional Writing Program
Info: (203) 837-8876
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
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MAY
BOSTON
Massachusetts, Boston
Saturday, May 5th, 9:45am-11:00am
I will lecture (with Q&A) on The Art of Memoir Writing at Muse and MarketPlace Conference sponsored by Grub Street in Boston. The conference will be from Saturday, May 5th to Sunday, May 6th, 2012 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116. Many agents, editors and authors will be giving lectures and workshops.
For details please click on:
www.museandthemarketplace.com

JUNE
NEW YORK
New York, Manhattan
June 10-June 22
Summer Intensive Creating Writing Workshop June 10-22
open to credit and non-credit
teaching fiction workshop
3 hour sessions during the week, weekend off, classes during the day, reading and reception during the evenings
Info: contact: NYU-SCPS Paul McGhee Division's Writing Program at: 212 998 7091 or email Felicia Mussa: Felicia.mussa@​NYU.edu

AUGUST
ITALY
Italy, Assissi
August 1-August 14
Art Workshop International
Teaching Fiction workshop, Write, Revise, Polish, open to credit and non-credit
Click on this to see description of my course: http:/​/​www.artworkshopintl.com/​rw/​wsDtCRW.aspx?wsID=69
Click on this to see info for the whole conference: http:/​/​www.artworkshopintl.com/​
Open to credit and non-credit
Credit option: through John Cabot in Rome, accredited American University, students may use federal title IV student aid



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PREVIOUS universities I taught at:
BARNARD COLLEGE and YALE UNIVERSITY, for several years.

PREVIOUS conferences I taught at:
PARIS SUMMER WRITERS WORKSHOP, GENEVA WRITERS CONFERENCE, VERMONT COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS POSTGRADUATE WRITERS CONFEENCE, WRITERS IN PARADISE, ANTIOCH WRITERS CONFERENCE, PROVINCETOWN FINE ARTS WORK CENTER SUMMER WRITING PROGRAM, CENTRUM WRITERS CONFERENCE, TAOS SUMMER WRITERS CONFERENCE, MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE WRITERS CONFERENCE, SOUTHAMPTON COLLEGE WRITERS COFERENCE, IOWA UNIVERSITY SUMMER WRITERS FESTIVAL, ASPEN WRITERS CONFERENC, RUTGERS-CAMDEN WRITERS CONFERENCE, WILLIAM PATTERSON WRITERS CONFERENCE, WILLIAM JOINER CENTER AT UMASS-BOSTON WRITERS CONFERENCE.

SHORT STORY
MEMOIR
REVIEW: NPR: The World, selected as ONE OF THE BEST FOUR BOOKS OF the year, by Christopher Merrill, Director of Iowa International Writing program: "If you want to know what it was like to grow up in Iran this is the book to read. Rachlin, the author of five previous works of fiction, including the much acclaimed Foreigner, begins her story at the age of nine, when she was taken away from the only mother she had ever known—her aunt, as it happens—and returned to a family in which the prospects of her becoming a writer were, at best, dim. But her portrait of the artist in an Islamic country on the verge of dramatic change is filled with light."
NOVELS
"If, as Aristotle reminds us, we are our desire, then who are we if the object of our desire is forbidden? What becomes of us if we are born in one world yet long for another? These are just two of the complex and difficult questions Nahid Rachlin explores and ultimately illuminates in this brave, engrossing, and timely novel. I recommend it highly!"--Andre (Dubus III),author of House of Sand and Fog, and In the Bedroom
"... a rare intimate look at Iranians who are poorer and less educated... I have read (this book) four times by now, and each time I have discovered new layers in it. The voice is cool and pure. Bleak is the right word, if you will understand that bleakness can have a startling beauty."
--Anne Tyler, New York Times Book Review
SHORT STORIES

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