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Story and craft event with Nahid Kazemi in London

Yesterday, we had a wonderful children’s book reading and arts exercise by the outstanding writer and illustrator of two of our favourite Tiny Owl books, “The Orange House” and “Alive Again”. Nahid Kazemi had joined us all the way from Montreal, Canada to do lead this charming event with the kids and community at the Pimlico Public Library. The children attending the event ranged in age from 4-10 years old. The reading of the two…

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Meeting Marjan Vafaian in Tehran

Marjan lives in Kish Island, in the south of Iran. When we arrived in Iran, she had gone to Dubai to apply for a visit visa to the UK, to attend the Edinburgh International Book Festival. As you may know, despite all the documents and the EIBF invitation, her visa got refused. Unfortunately this meant we could not launch her newest book, Bijan & Manije with her being present in the UK  as scheduled before.…

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Meeting Hoda Haddadi

by Delaram Ghanimifard During the summer trip to Iran, I met Hoda Haddadi to discuss the progress of the new book she is illustrating for Tiny Owl. I first met her at her home. There in addition to some of her artworks on the wall, she had one wall covered with a doll collection, and a display table with all sorts of tiny cars and toys. She was moving houses though, and our next meeting…

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Visiting Anahita Teymorian

by Delaram Ghanimifard Have you ever wondered what is it like to be an illustrator in Iran? Travelling to Tehran this summer, I met some of Tiny Owl’s fantastic illustrators. Here I thought of sharing the experience with you. My first visit was to Anahita Teymorian’s studio in Tehran. She works there and teaches children (5-12 year olds). Anahita is the author/illustrator of our two titles: A Bird Like Himself and The Clever Mouse. Anahita…

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