Fact to Fiction: Shokoofeh Azar + Dee White
August 19 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Two authors from very different worlds, Shokoofeh Azar and Dee White, talk about how they have successfully taken real life events and woven them into books that have been hailed as enchanting and engrossing.
Shokoofeh Azar, author of The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, is a rising star of Iranian literature, bringing deep resonances of Iranian tradition into the Western world, and profoundly affecting her readers with philosophical and existential illuminations.
Dee White is the author of 16 fiction and non-fiction titles for children and young adults, including the award-winning Letters to Leonardo, Hope for Hanna, A Duel of Words and Harry’s Goldfield Adventure. She is a qualified writing teacher and mentor who is passionate about encouraging new writers.