May 19 |7 PM

Newport Visual
Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport OR 97365

open mic follows

Admission $6.00

Free to Students

Elizabeth Eslami

Elizabeth Eslami


Elizabeth Eslami is the author of the novel Bone Worship (Pegasus) about the complex relationship between an Iranian father and his Iranian-American daughter. Her essays, short stories, and travel writing have appeared in numerous publications, including The Millions, Fifty-Two Stories, Matador, and The Literary Review, and she is a regular contributor to The Nervous Breakdown.  Her work will be featured in the forthcoming anthologies Not in My Father’s House: An Anthology of Fiction By Iranian American Writers and Movie-Schooled: Writers on the Influence of Cinema.  She’s currently at work on a collection of short stories and a second novel. You can visit her website at



. . . stunning debut from Iranian-American author Elizabeth Eslami, Bone Worship dares to explore the perilous intersection of familial and cultural mysteries, balancing the pull of tradition, the promise of the future, and all the possibilities in between . . .