Marjane Satrapi Announces Persepolis Speaking Tour

9780375714573Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis and co-creator of the award-winning 2007 animated film adaptation, will be kicking off her U.S. speaking tour October 15th in Washington, D.C. Her coming-of-age graphic memoir has been one of the most popular Common Reading choices nationwide with over 95 university adoptions. The story of growing up in Revolutionary Iran, it is both accessible for a variety of reading levels and profoundly relevant to American students’ rapidly expanding worldviews.

Marjane will be visiting the following schools that have adopted either Persepolis or The Complete Persepolis for their Fall 2014 Common Reads programs:

Wed Oct 15 Washington, DC – American University
Thu Oct 23 Shaker Heights, Ohio – Hathaway Brown School
Mon Oct 27 Lebanon, Illinois – McKendree University
Wed Oct 29 Oneonta, New York – SUNY Oneonta event
Tue Nov 4 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX – Texas Christian University

Additionally, Marjane will be speaking at other public events around the country. A complete listing of events can be found on Marjane’s page on the Random House website and on her Facebook page.


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