Shahrnush Parsipur read her classic story “The Blue Spring of Katmandu,” written in Tehran in 1969, about a woman in a room with a corpse. Anita Amirrezvani, author of The Blood of Flowers, read about exile and memory in California. Mahbod Seraji delineated the ultimate Iranian family, from his novel Rooftops of Tehran. Persis Karim read poems about persimmons, ways to count the dead, and the nuclear bomb. Tissa Hami read open letters to people who had pissed her off that week. Dorinda Vassigh was our ebullient guest MC.