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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 PM | Ray Stoeve's The Summer Love Strategy book launch event in conversation with Parisa Akhbari | Charlie's Queer Books | Seattle, WA

Saturday, May 11 at 3:15 PM | Q&A, book signing and conversation with teen poet Ashnavi Ghosh | Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books | Pittsburgh, PA

Get more info about this free event!

Thursday, August 8 | APALA Youth Literature Award-winning author Shannon C. F. Rogers' Eighteen Roses book launch event, in conversation with Parisa Akhbari | Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing | Beaverton, OR

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News and Media

SheReads Exclusive Interview with Parisa Akhbari (Article)

Interview with Kris Clink's Writing Table (Podcast)

Turn the Page Interview (Podcast)

Interview with Happy to Meet Cute! (Podcast)

Q&A: Parisa Akhbari, Author of Just Another Epic Love Poem: The Nerd Daily (Article)

The Never-Ending Journal: When Writing Comes to Life with Parisa Akhbari: Bookish Brews (Article)

Four Questions with Parisa Akhbari: Publishers Weekly (Article)

Interview with Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb (Article)

Interview with Cantina Book Club (Podcast)

69 Most Anticipated Queer Books for Spring: Autostraddle (List)

Parisa Akhbari Explores Queer Love Through Poetry and Best Friendship in Just Another Epic Love Poem: Young Entertainment Magazine (Article)

Parisa Akhbari's Just Another Epic Love Poem an Ode to Feminine Connection: Seattle Gay News (Article)

15 Best Young Adult Books You Need to Read in 2024: Cosmopolitan Magazine (List)

20 YA Romances We've Fallen For: Kirkus Reviews (List)

Interview with The Rumpus (Article)

25 Books by Debut Authors to Read in 2024: We are Bookish/Netgalley (List)

Interview with A Novel Idea/NPR Sonoma County (Radio)

Most Anticipated YA of 2024: SheReads (List)

Booklist Starred Review (Article)

Kirkus Review (Article)

Publishers Weekly Review (Article)

Cover Reveal and Excerpt on Penguin Teen (Article)

Interview with Coming Out Pod (Podcast)

Publishers Weekly Rights Report (Article)

Past Events

Sunday, April 21 at 3:00 PM | "Love is in the Air: Coming of Age and Falling in Love in Young Adult Fiction" panel and book signing | LA Times Festival of Books | Los Angeles, CA

Friday, April 12 at 3:00 PM | "A Story to Live In" poetry workshop | Make.Shift Art Space with Northwest Youth Services | Bellingham, WA

Saturday, April 6 at 4:00 PM | reading, book signing and Q&A | Bellingham Public Library with Northwest Youth Services | Bellingham, WA

Tuesday, March 19 at 4:00 PM | reading, book signing and open house | Ophelia's Place | Eugene, OR

Friday, March 15 at 7:00 PM | book launch, signing, and conversation with author Maya Prasad | Third Place Books Ravenna | Seattle, WA

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