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Children's Author Visit and Poetry Month Celebration

April is National Poetry Month! Join us in celebration with special guest and children's author Rashin Kheiriyeh as she shares her new book Rumi-Poet of Joy and Love.



Rashin Kheiriyeh is a multi-award-winning author-illustrator, and painter who has more than ninety children's books to her credit. Her books have been published in at least twelve countries, and she was nominated for the 2023 and 2024 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to children's literature. She is also the recipient of a Sendak Fellowship Ward, a 2009 New Horizon Award (Bologna Ragazzi), and is a six-time winner of the Bologna Book Fair Illustration competition.


Participants will also enjoy writing and illustrating poems with different activities and prompts. For ages 6-11. No registration required. Materials available on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Presented in partnership with the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation and the Farhang Foundation.

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