"Humboldt Holiday" on KCRW Berlin

This holiday season we bring you stories by The Bear, Berlin’s one-of-a-kind storytelling event. We continue with Allia Sadeghipour’s “Humboldt Holiday,” the tale of a family road trip gone haywire in Northern California.

“Being the oldest of five children I was the first one to leave the family, so for my first year in college, my entire family decided to drive all the way up to Humboldt County to celebrate Christmas with me so I wouldn’t be alone.”

https://kcrwberlin.com/2018/12/the-bears-holiday-stories-humboldt-holiday-by-allia-sadeghipour/?fbclid=IwAR3udimkCMtInqetoqhl7EM1U2stCBr-wS_ijgANQLALQIjxlnbzk0h2bpQ

Published by Allia (A.E.) Sadeghipour

"When I was a little girl, a spirit followed me to Las Vegas. Running alongside the moving truck, it's legs twisting into wings, it howled, 'Write damn you!'" Allia (A.E.) Sadeghipour is a Queer Iranian-American Surrealist, humanist, writer, teacher, punk and poet. She is the President of the Women* Writing Berlin Lab (WWBL) and taught workshops for GLADT and Feminist film organizations. She won the Sherry Debrowski Prize for Best Feminist Multi-Genre Fiction writer in 2009 and has not stopped since. Most recently, her work has been featured in: The Bear: Favorite Storyteller (2018 & 2020), KCRW and the Goethe Institute (2018 & 2020), The V Series Poetry Anthology (2019), Berlin Untelevised (2019), Coven (2019), What's Afghan Punk Rock Anyway?! (2019), The Ghosts of Berlin: Der Geister von Berlin (2019), Literarische Diverse (2019), Teach the Rainbow: Insights from LGBTeachers about Queer Visibility (2020), and much more. She has had the honor of performing for GLADT, Wicked, Nightschool Berlin, Viva Con Aqua, the IDP Collective, and the Iranian Re(connect) Festival. By sharing her narratives and perspectives, she hopes to reach out to the world and introduce them to hers: www.awerfjil.com.  @awerfjil #awerfjil

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