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Shabnam Curtis

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in Tehran, Iran
September 06, 1972




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Shabnam Curtis, the author of My Persian Paradox, was born and raised in Tehran, experiencing the Iranian Revolution of 1979 firsthand. In 2004 she immigrated to the United States, where she now works as a project analyst by day and a passionate writer all other time. Shabnam teaches memoir writing workshops and has been performing lectures to colleges and universities about her book and the concept of sharing stories. She actively practices a variety of storytelling workshops to help people develop deeper empathy towards each other. She is working on her second memoir (sequel). Her articles and excerpts of her memoir have been published on The Write Launch, Views & News, The Canadian Business Daily, The Abstract Elephant Magazine, and Eat, ...more

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Interview With Shabnam Curtis: How Storytelling Could Bring More Empathy

Why did you choose to write memoirs? When I started questioning everything around me, I was like, Am I in the wrong career? Am I doing something wrong? Am I doing not something right? But then, I started opening my … Continue reading →
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"I was entranced by the book and read it in a day. Some parts are a little long, but on the whole, a fascinating and a novel that definitely engaged my empathy for her many challenges in life."
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"House of the Spirits started my love affair with Isabel Allende's writing twenty years ago. I remember how the first line "Barrabas came to us from the sea" left me captivated and eager to read on. In college, I was fortunate that La Casa de los Espi" Read more of this review »
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