We regret to inform you that the Writers Bloc program with Reza Aslan is being canceled due to credible security threats against the participants. We’ve elected to cancel for the safety of all involved, including the participants and the audience.
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Uprisings are not uncommon in Iran. And an uprising opposing the current authoritarian Islamic regime is occuring at this moment. Join internationally renowned Iranian-American writer, professor, and Emmy- and Peabody-nominated producer Reza Aslan on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 7:30 pm for a special evening of music, comedy, stories, and the celebration of Persian culture in The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater.
The evening, MC’d by comedian-writer Maz Jobrani (author of I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One On TV), features readings by Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog), the critically acclaimed and Academy Award-nominated Iranian American actress, and music by Leila Forouhar, a prolific Iranian American pop and classical singer who will perform a song of solidarity with the brave women of Iran.
Aslan, a recipient of the prestigious James Joyce Award, is a leading expert in world religions. His books, including his #1 New York Times Bestseller, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (over a million copies sold), have been translated into dozens of languages around the world.
Aslan will discuss his latest book, An American Martyr in Persia: The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Howard Baskerville (available for purchase) and Iran’s 100 year fight for freedom from tyranny.