Zoe Speaking

For decades, Zohreh has enjoyed speaking with audiences of all sizes, whether in-person or online. A former university lecturer, Zohreh is no stranger to keeping an audience awake! She enjoys connecting with readers of all ages, whether in a large auditorium, classroom, or small book club. Fluent in both English and Persian, she would be happy to give a talk in either language.

Please contact her for information about your specific event and a custom sliding rate for speaking engagements. She will do her best to be part of your special event.

Popular topics:

  • Cross-cultural storytelling
  • Writing “with an accent”
  • Persian poetry
  • Iranian culture
  • Getting started with your book
  • Writing fiction influenced by true stories
  • Following your passion
  • Believing in –and achieving– your dreams at any age

If you’re a local San Diego aspiring writer, consider visiting the wonderful organization San Diego Writers, Ink. to request a workshop led by me!

Partial list of past speaking engagements:

  • Voice of America
  • KPBS
  • WBEZ in Chicago
  • Radio Iran
  • Osher Club
  • Iranian-American Women Foundation Conference (United States and London, England)
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Chicago
  • UC Berkeley
  • San Diego State University
  • UC San Diego
  • San Francisco State University
  • Juvenile Detention Center
  • Retirement homes
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Brandeis National Committee
  • San Diego City College (so frequently that she was humorously referred to as their Author-in-Residence!)
  • Bookstores including Warwick’s, the oldest family-owned bookstore in the country
  • Coast to coast book clubs (CA to New York!)
  • Rotary Club of Los Angeles

View all of my upcoming events here.

Book Celebration + Family Event

San Diego Central Library

April 13th, 12pm

A presentation featuring both the author (me!) and illustrator of Memory Garden, in an interactive, family-friendly event.

The book cover of the picture book Memory Garden by Zohreh Ghahremani, Illustrated by Susie Ghahremani. On the cover, which is a deep golden color, a grey-haired grandmother embraces her granddaughter with branches and motifs behind them.