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Melody Moezzi | The Rumi Prescription


Melody Moezzi, in conversation with Deonna Kelli Sayed, is coming to
Scupperning Books to discuss her own book, “The Rumi Prescription”!

Award-winning Iranian-American Muslim author, attorney, Melody Moezzi, discusses her latest book, The Rumi Prescription: How an Ancient Mystic Poet Changed My Manic Life, with Greensboro resident and badass writer, Deonna Kelli Sayed. An engaging spiritual memoir interspersed with original transitions of Rumi’s verse, the book presents a guide to living and leading with love in the face of all the most troubling human diagnoses—including fear, anger, depression, anxiety, distraction, isolation, wanting, disappointment, bitterness, and pride. The conversation will be followed by an audience Q+A and a book signing.


Co-Sponsored by NAMI Guilford, we will have volunteers on-site with
information about supporting the mentally ill in our community.


About the Author:
Melody Moezzi is an Iranian-American Muslim author, attorney, activist, and visiting professor of creative nonfiction at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 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. Follow her on Twitter at @MelodyMoezzi and on Instagram at @Melody.Moezzi.

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