Powell’s Books Presents Ari Honarvar in Conversation With Ashleigh Renard


Speakers Ari Honarvar is the founder of Rumi With A View, dedicated to building music and poetry bridges across war-torn and conflictridden borders. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Teen Vogue, Washington Post, and elsewhere. She is the author of the oracle card set and book, Rumi’s Gift. She lives in San Diego, where […]

Fall for the Book—Haunted Past

Three writers imagine how memory can reshape and haunt their current-day lives:   In M. Soledad Caballero’s poetry collection I Was a Bell, she explores the ripples from the primal moments in her childhood, split between countries, languages, and violence. Ari Honarvar’s novel A Girl Called Rumi follows Kimia, a spiritual advisor in California, facing the mysticism of her haunted past in […]


The Blue and Yellow Kitchen

Join me and author Ari Honarvar in The Blue and Yellow Kitchen as we celebrate her debut novel A Girl Called Rumi. Honarvar weaves two stories based in personal experience: Present-day adult Kimia must make the difficult decision to take her mother back to Iran after living in the U.S. for years. And Kimia the […]


Arranged Friendship Webinar

In this webinar, Ari Honarvar and April Nurse (friends featured in the Washington Post article), will delve into the logistics of how to make arranged friendships part of your own life ⭐️ About the hosts: Ari Honarvar is the founder of Rumi with a View, dedicated to building music and poetry bridges across war-torn and […]


Readings on the Pike

Look for Zoom link on Facebook page. Reading will be live captioned!

Ari Honarvar in Conversation with Cathia Geller

About this event Co-presented with SISCA (Seattle-Isfahan Sister City Advocacy) Ari Honarvar’s debut novel, A Girl Called Rumi published late in 2021 by Portland’s Forest Avenue Press, draws on her background and what has become lifework, that of using music, poetry, and stories to build bridges where governments, especially, have put conflicts, strife, and wars as barriers. She […]


Reframe: Anti-Oppression Work in Dance & Performance

Please join us on March 18 (Friday) at noon-1 pm for the 4th brown bag of our year-long discussion series on “anti-oppression” work jointly offered by the Institute for Dialogue and Social Justice, the Center for Inclusive Excellence, and the Center for Transformative Justice.  Dance and performance are particularly rich vehicles in “anti-oppression” work. This (re)frame […]


Hopewell Valley Heritage Month Book Club

⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Purchase book here: Celebrate Women's Heritage Month During the 2021-22 school year, the Hopewell Valley Regional School District in conjunction with HVEF will be honoring various Heritage Months by sponsoring community book reads and discussions to celebrate the diverse cultures present within the United States and our local community. We will also be providing […]