Creative Writing

Visiting Assistant Professor Melody Moezzi Book Launch Reading at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

WILMINGTON, N.C.—Melody Moezzi, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will read to celebrate the release of her latest book, The Rumi Prescription at 7 p.m., Monday, March 2 in Kenan Hall 1111.

Melody Moezzi is an Iranian-American Muslim author, attorney, activist, and professor of creative nonfiction. Kirkus calls her latest book, The Rumi Prescription: How an Ancient Mystic Poet Changed My Modern Manic Life, “a heartening narrative of family, transformation, and courage” that “could shatter a variety of prejudices and stereotypes.” She is also the author of Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life and War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims, as well as a United Nations Global Expert and an Opinion Leader for the British Council’s “Our Shared Future” initiative. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, and myriad other outlets. She has also appeared as a commentator on many radio and television programs, including NPR, CNN, BBC, PBS, and others. A graduate of Wesleyan University and Emory University's School of Law and School of Public Health, Moezzi lives between Cambridge, Massachusetts and Wilmington, North Carolina with her husband, Matthew, and their ungrateful cats, Keshmesh and Nazanin.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception sponsored by the department and book signing sponsored by Pomegranate Books will follow the reading.

For further information on UNCW’s programs and events in creative writing, please contact the Department of Creative Writing at 910.962.7063.