Sohrab Homi Fracis

Events/Contact

Upcoming Appearances:

- Sohrab will sign copies of Go Home at The BookMark, 220 1st Street, Neptune Beach. All day Saturday, Nov 26, 2016.

- Sohrab will read from Go Home at the South Asian Literary Association Conference, Philadelphia, Jan. 4, 2017.

- Sohrab will discuss the panel topic, Writing the Complexity of a Transnational Identity, with professors Susan Muaddi Darraj of Johns Hopkins University and Nyla Ali Khan of University of Oklahoma at the AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) Conference , Washington DC. Feb 11, 2017.

- Sohrab will speak to the North Florida Writers. Watson Realty Center at Herschel & San Juan, Jacksonville. 2:00, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016.

- Sohrab will read from Go Home for the Jax by Jax 2016 event in Sunday Tattoo Gallery, 2774 Park Street, Jacksonville. 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016.

- Sohrab will discuss "Maybe Don't Use the Force, Luke? How to Craft and Embrace Humor that's on the Dark Side" on a panel with Shane Hinton (Pinkies) at the Other Words Conference, Flagler College, Saint Augustine. 10:15, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016.

- Sohrab will read from Go Home for the Jax by Jax Sampler event at Jacksonville's downtown Jessie Ball duPont Center. 12:00 noon, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016.

- Sohrab will lead a one-day fiction workshop at the Florida Heritage Book Festival in Flagler College, St. Augustine. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016.

- Sohrab will chat with students in Professor Emily Michaels' classes studying "Hamid Gets His Hair Cut," at the Writing Center, University of North Florida, 11:00, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016.

- Sohrab will conduct a workshop, "The Long and the Short of Fiction," at the Douglas Anderson Writers' Festival, DA School of the Arts, Jacksonville. 11:30 & 4:00, Saturday, March 5, 2016.

- Sohrab will read at Jax by Jax 2015 in Cool Moose Cafe, followed by an after-party and book-signing at Evervess Studio. Riverside, Jacksonville, 3:00 - 6:00 pm, Saturday, November 14, 2015.

- Sohrab will lead a one-day fiction workshop at the Florida Heritage Book Festival in Flagler College, St. Augustine. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.

- Sohrab will read from "Distant Vision" at the Jax by Jax Fundraiser in Riverside, Jacksonville. 6:00 pm, Saturday, August 15, 2015.

- Sohrab will read from "Caught a Whale" at Bridge Eight's 2015 issue release party in Jacksonville's downtown Jessie Ball duPont Center. 8:00 pm, Friday, August 7, 2015.

- Sohrab will be among the Bridge Eight contributors reading at There Will Be Words. 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Gallery at Avalon Island, downtown. Orlando, Florida.

- Sohrab will be among the Jacksonville writers reading at Jax by Jax. 3:00 to 6:00, Saturday, November 8, 2014. Paperwhite Salon (at Park & King in Riverside). Jacksonville, Florida.

- Sohrab will be at the launch of Wild Application, which is republishing his quirky short-short "Hamid Gets His Hair Cut" in its "Knees" issue. 6:00, Saturday, March 22, 2014. CoRK (Corner of Rosselle & King) Art Studios, Riverside, Jacksonville, Florida.

- Sohrab will speak on "Writing Fiction Well" to the Clay Country Writers Association and sign copies of Ticket to Minto, 6:30 Wednesday June 19, 2013. Orange Park Library, Orange Park, Florida.

- Sohrab will read from his upcoming novel, Go Home, at The New School in Greenwich Village [click link at left for the event announcement], with acclaimed novelist M.G. Vassanji. Moderated by award-winning novelist, Professor Jeffrey Renard Allen. 6:30 Monday April 1, 2013. Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts. New York, New York.

- Sohrab will speak and sign copies of Ticket to Minto at Meet the Authors, 6:30 Wednesday March 27, 2013. Sponsored by Florida Writers Association, Clay County Branch, and the Black Horse Winery, Orange Park, Florida.

- Sohrab will visit Professor Pam Hnyla's Intro to Lit classes to discuss his stories with students reading Ticket to Minto, at University of North Florida. Tuesday March 5, 2013. Jacksonville, Florida.


Sohrab Homi Fracis has appeared for book readings, craft talks, signings, and panel discussions at many prestigious venues. They include:

--New School, 2013, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, New York, New York.
--Meet the Authors, 2013, Orange Park, Florida.
--University of North Florida Writers Conference, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, Jacksonville, Florida.
--Florida Writers Association & Friends of the Library, 2012, St. Augustine, Florida.
--Cultivating Culture Day, 2012, Jacksonville, Florida.
--"First Coast Connect" on WJCT NPR 89.9, Jacksonville Public Radio, 2011.
--Florida Heritage Book Fest, 2011, St. Augustine, Florida.
--Riverside Arts Market Literary Day, 2011, Jacksonville, Florida.
--Florida Literary Arts Coalition "Other Words" Conference, 2010, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida.
--Center for Fiction, 2009, New York, New York.
--Decatur Book Festival, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia.
--University of Washington "States of Violence" Conference, 2009, Seattle, Washington.
--South Asian Literary Association Conference, 2009, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
--FEZANA (Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America) Annual General Meeting, 2009, Orlando, Florida.
--Coonoor Club book club, 2009, Coonoor, India.
--South Asian Literary Association Conference, 2008, San Francisco, California.
--National Centre for Performing Arts, 2006, Bombay/​Mumbai, India.
--Visiting Writer in Residence, 2004, Augsburg College, Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC), Minneapolis/​St. Paul, Minnesota.
--Sewanee Writers' Conference, 2002, Tennessee.
--Miami Book Fair International, 2001.
--Escape to Create, Artists in Residence Program, Seaside Institute, Florida, 2006.
--Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, 2007, Jacksonville.
--"Conner Calling" on Gainesville Public Radio, 2001.
--Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville, Republic Day of India, 2004, Keynote Speaker.
--North American Zoroastrian Congress, 2002, Chicago, Illinois, and 2004, San Jose, California.
--"Music Masala" on Houston radio, 2003.
--ZAH Cultural Center, Co-sponsor Asia Society, Houston, 2003.
--University of North Florida, 2001.
--Center for Independent Artists, Minneapolis, 2002.
--Florida First Coast Writers' Festival 2002, Jacksonville.
--Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Writers' Festival 2006, Jacksonville.
--Women's Center of Jacksonville, 2004.
--World of Nations Festival, 2004, Jacksonville.
--North Florida Writers Association, 2002.
--Florida Writers Association, 2006, Ponte Vedra.
--Starbucks' "Books & Brew," 2006, Jacksonville.
--Oktoberfest 2001, Jacksonville.
--Book Island Festival 2006, 2001, Amelia Island.


Recent Appearances:


Sohrab will be part of a panel discussion, "Alternatives to the MFA," with fellow fiction writer Laura Lee Smith and poets Liz Robbins and Stephen Kampa, at the Florida Literary Arts Coalition "Other Words" Conference. 10:15-11-30 a.m., Friday November 11, 2012. Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida.

Sohrab will sign copies and lead a weekend-long fiction workshop at the UNF Writers Conference (click link at top left). August 4-5, 2012. University Center, University of North Florida, Jacksonville.

Sohrab will speak on SHORT STORY SAVVY to the Florida Writers Association and Friends of the Library in St. Augustine. Main Library on US 1, 10:15 Saturday, May 19, 2012.

Sohrab will speak on SHORT STORY SAVVY at the Florida Heritage Book Festival in St. Augustine. 2:45 Friday, September 23, 2011. See link at left.

Sohrab will be signing copies on the inaugural Literary Day at Riverside Arts Market, Jacksonville. Booth 814. Saturday, September 17, 2011. See link at left.

Sohrab will sign copies and lead a weekend-long fiction workshop at the UNF Writers Conference (click link at left). He will also speak on WRITING THE SHORT STORY. August 6-8, 2011. University Center, University of North Florida, Jacksonville.

Sohrab and UNF Writers Conference director Sharon Cobb will appear on WJCT Jacksonville Public Radio 89.9 "First Coast Connect," hosted by Melissa Ross, to talk about the conference. 9:00 a.m. June 7, 2011.

Sohrab will appear at the Florida Literary Arts Coalition "Other Words" Conference in Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida. His panel, with authors Laura Lee Smith and Laura Valeri, will discuss SENSE OF PLACE IN CONTEMPORARY FICTION. 9:00 - 10:15, Friday, November 5, 2010.

Sohrab will sign copies and lead a weekend-long fiction workshop at the UNF Writers Conference (click link at left). He will also speak on the FIRST PAGE panel. August 6-8, 2010. University Center, University of North Florida, Jacksonville.

Sohrab will read a published excerpt, "Country Roads," from his novel-in-progress, from the fiction issue of South Asian Review, at the Hamara Mushaira event of the South Asian Literary Association Conference, Radisson Plaza--Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia, PA. Date: Saturday, December 26, 2009. Time: 8:30-10:00 p.m. Admission: Free and open to the public.

Sohrab will read a published excerpt, "Distant Vision," from his novel-in-progress, as part of fiction and poetry readings in Manhattan from the fall issue of Slice Magazine, at the Center for Fiction (see link above), 17 East 47th Street, New York, NY. Date: November 3, 2009. Time: 6:30 p.m. Admission: Free and open to the public. Venue phone#: 212.755.6710.

Sohrab will appear at the Decatur Book Festival, Atlanta (see link above). He will read alongside authors Ruby Lal and Shilpa Agarwal in WORDS OF SOUTH ASIA, on the Decatur Presbyterian Sanctuary Stage. Saturday September 5, 2009, 11:15 - 12:00. A book signing will follow.



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