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Meghan Nuttall Sayres

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Meghan Nuttall Sayres is a tapestry weaver and author living in Eastern Washington. Her books include a novel set in 19th century Iran, Anahita's Woven Riddle, an ALA Top Ten Best Books 2007 and a BookSense/Indie Pick 2007; Weaving Tapestry in Rural Ireland; and co-author of Daughters of the Desert: Tales of Remarkable Women From the Christian, Jewish and Muslim Traditions.

Meghan has visited schools and taught creative writing workshops in schools in the US, Ireland, Turkey, Qatar, Iran and Uzbekistan, where she has also met with scholars, carpet weavers, dye masters and merchants to study the age-old symbolism and Sufi poetry that infuse many rugs woven throughout the Middle East.

She is at work on novels set in these countries and an ant

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This fall I was in Istanbul at work on a project Streetwise Istanbul and while there I had the opportunity to meet Syrian refugees. A story about this was published last Sunday in the Spokesman Review. Among those I met were Samer Alkadri and Gulnar Hajo, co-owners of a new bookstore and cafe in Istanbul […] Read more of this blog post »
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Meghan Sayres said "yes" to attending NCTE Annual Convention
date: November 17, 2012 03:30PM
location: MGM Grand Hotel Convention Center , 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South , Las Vegas, NV, The United States
description: The National Council of Teachers of English will host its annual convention in Las Vegas this year.

On Saturday November 17 I will at the Nortia Press/Publishers Group booth West/346-352, signing books and posters.

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“It is in the vision of the physical eyes
That no invisible or secret thing exists.
But when the eye is turned toward the Light of God
What thing could remain hidden under such Light?”
Meghan Nuttall Sayres, Anahita's Woven Riddle

“I think that sometimes our souls must tell us they are having a hard time trying to keep up with all of our worldly festivities and plans. Quiet moments, such as when we weave, or in times of sleep, are when we hear what our inner selves have to say.”
Meghan Nuttall Sayres, Anahita's Woven Riddle

“I believe your dream tells you to trust in your journey, even though you cannot see the destination.”
Meghan Nuttall Sayres, Anahita's Woven Riddle

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