A Girl Called Rumi Buzz

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Kirkus Starred Review—A spellbinding, compelling, and multifaceted tale

National Iranian American Council Conversation with Sara Haghdoosti

Locus Magazine—A precious gift infused with brilliant writing, translation, and drawing skills

Undomesticated—The Best Books We Read This Year

San Diego Jewish World—Honarvar’s works should be treasured

NPR’s KPBS—Poetry, magice, and a war-torn childhood

Portland’s KBOO Radio—Jonesy Podcast

Featured on The Blue & Yellow Kitchen

Ten Questions with Ari Honarvar

Monologue for Monologging’s Visibility Issue

Colorado Public Radio Conversation: KGNU Metro 

CBS Covers Sold-out Launch @MysteriousGalaxy

The Healing Breath of Life Review

Powell’s Conversation with Ashleigh Renard

Coffee, Dogs & Books Review

San Diego Tribune Front Page

Your Favorite Book Podcast

Buzzfeed’s 18 Books You’ll Love

Recommended by Ms. Magazine

Debutiful: 10 Debut Books to Read this September

Recommended by Entropy Magazine

Featured on Fall for the Book Panel


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CNN Espanol

The Infinite Capacity Podcast

Holtville Tribune

Alafia Voices of the African Diaspora

NPU Spotlight

Televisa’s Que Buen Dia

ABC 10 News

UCSD The Guardian

Awakening Aphrodite with Amy Fournier

The Shift Network’s Mystic Summit

The Sara Avant Stover Podcast

PRI KUTX Studio 1A

The Young Turk’s Rebel HQ 

Chicago Tribune

NPR Heartland Episode 10

Living 4D with Paul Chek

Stories of the Nature of Cities 1/2 Hour

Stepping Into Truth: Conversations on Race, Gender, and Social Justice

Marisol Quevedo Rerucha of National Parents Union

Buen Hombre Magnificent Mujer

Metro KGNU

Two-part interview KGNU 

Video clip of KGNU interview

Womyn Air

Video clip of Womyn Air interview

NPR Heartland Episode 1

Sample Recordings


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Quoted on the Daily News

Featured on Tally South Word for the Day

Most Popular Vox Populi Posts of 2020

On the cover of Local Umbrella News

Most Popular

Union Tribune’s Someone San Diego Should know: Ari Honarvar

The Establishment’s Writer Of The Week: Ari Honarvar

Featured on Good People, Good Things

Featured on Aftab Committee

Flash-Fiction Contests

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“The Pomegranate Tree” places 1st out of 1000+ entries in the contest,

City in the Wild Garden, and is part of an anthology by the same name

“A Child of the Oasis” places 2nd out of 1,200 entries in

 Stories of the Nature of Cities 2099, and is part of the anthology, A Flash of Silver Green

Ongoing Refugee Support

Dancing with Refugees

Writers Conference & Workshops

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Taos Writers Conference July 23rd – 25th 2021

Belize Writers Conference 2020

AWP 2020 He Done Her Wrong Panel

Centering the Margins: Conversations with Writers of Color


Breaking Borders Panel Discussion and benefit

Rumi’s Gift Oracle Cards Buzz

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Featured in Spirituality & Health

Hermit’s Cave Video Review 

Rachel Swirl’s Blog Post & Review

Free Spirit’s Video Review

Staff Pick at Tattered Cover Bookstore

PrayNite Video Review 

Unboxing of Rumi’s Gift Oracle Deck by Avalon Cameron

Rumi’s Gift Review SDFP

 Articles Featuring MAP and Gente Unida

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Someone San Diego Should know

Bringing Music and Dance to Asylum Seekers, One Drumbeat at a Time

Drum circle helps refugee women heal from trauma

Artwork Featured on TV:

Loft Boys Episode 7

Studio Show Season 2 Episode 1

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Past Events

Taking a Solutions Approach to Journalism, Sep 2021, San Francisco State University

Amplifying the Voices of Unaccompanied Minors, Jul 2021, Zoom

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Central America Project  Ongoing music sessions, Tijuana Mexico

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Live Poetry Event with Avalee, March 2020 Austin, TX

Author Panel, March 202, San Antonio, TX

A Night to Remember MAP Fundraiser, January 11, 2020 Broomfield, CO

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Post Comic-Con Event Tularosa Gallery, July 19, 2019, San Diego, CA

Rumi’s Gift Book Reading with Live Music, May 25, 2019, Bookwoman, Austin, TX

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Dance of Home October 19, 2018, San Diego, CA

Transformation through Rhythm & Word June 21, 2018, San Diego, CA

A Thousand Faces of Love Benefit June 8, 2018, Broomfield, CO

Book Reading at Boulder Bookstore June 7, 2018, Boulder, CO

From Rumi to Activism June 7, 2018, Boulder, CO

Book Reading at Tattered Cover Bookstore June 6, 2018, Denver, CO

Protest: An American Tradition April 21, 2018, San Diego, CA

Conjuring justice February 4, 2018, Santee, CA

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SOLARdarity of NUN  November 11, 2017, San Diego, CA

The 7 Last Words  March 26, 2017, San Diego, CA

VAMP Showcase   March 30, 2017, San Diego, CA

VAMP Showcase   January 26th, 2017, San Diego, CA

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Life Of Fire  November 20, 2016, Los Angeles, CA

A Thousand Faces of Love  August 6, 2016

Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, Boulder, Co

Bridge Making with Music/Poetry  August 5, 2016

Highland City Club, Boulder, Co

Life Of Fire  July 16, 2016 Berkeley, CA

A Thousand Faces of Love  June 12, 2016

Persian Cultural Center, San Diego, CA

Rumi’s Gift Presentation March 31st,  2016

Highland City Club, Boulder, Co

A Thousand Faces of Love  April 1, 2016

Nevei Kodesh Jewish Center, Boulder, Co

A Thousand Faces of Love  January 31 2016

Summit Unitarian Universalist Friendship, Santee, CA

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Life Of Fire  December 13 2015

Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego, CA