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Young novelist first up in new Richmond Public Library speaker series

Richmond Public Library is launching a new speaker series celebrating local authors and their works.

Authors in Our Midst begins Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. with a reading from Rahela Nayebzadah, author of Jeegareh Ma: Stories of Collected and Forgotten Memories.

Published last year, Jeegareh Ma is an autobiographical novel based on the journey of the author’s family to Canada from Afghanistan. It’s the first book for the young Afghan Canadian author and Burnaby resident, who is completing her doctorate studies at University of B.C.

Nayebzadah says she is now working on a second book, Monster Child.

The reading takes place in the Kwok-Chu Lee Living Room at the main library branch in Brighouse (7700 Minoru Gate). Admission is free; reservations not required. Signed copies of her book will be available for purchase.

Local author Janet Love Morrison will celebrate the launch of her fourth book Friends, 6 Women, 6 Cultures, 1 Humanity  at the following Authors in Our Midst on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at noon in the Brighouse branch.

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