Nasruddin book reading/reception, this Sunday 3pm The Telegraph

Everyone is invited to

a Mullah Nasruddin book signing

and author reception

with local author Ron Suresha, for his latest publication,
The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin

The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin
The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin

Sunday, January 30 · 3:00pm – 6:00pm

The Telegraph, 19 Golden Street, New London, CT, 06320

Thanks to Rick Koster for his nice write-up of the event in Night & Day:

On Sunday, the Telegraph in New London hosts an author reception and listening party for Ron Suresha in celebration of his latest book, “The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin.”

Suresha says the project was inspired by his mother, who used to tell him stories and jokes about Nasruddin, a Persian folk hero. He researched the project at New London’s Connecticut Storytelling Center and wrote much of the manuscript at such local haunts as the Bean & Leaf, the Dutch Tavern, and Muddy Waters.

Suresha will discuss the genesis of the work, read selections, and sign copies of the book.

For more information about the author and excerpts from the book, please go to

Facebook event page:

Author: Ron Suresha

Ron Jackson Suresha is an editor, anthologist, and writer. He is considered an authority on emergent queer masculinities, in particular the subcultures of gay and bi male Bears and of male bisexuality. For Ron's service to the bear community, he was named "Bear of the Year" 2008. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Suresha attended the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, 1976-8), where he studied creative writing, and Vista College (Berkeley, Cal., 1989-92), where he studied American Sign Language. For more than two decades, he has worked as a freelance proofreader for trade book publishers such as Shambhala Publications. He was married in October 2004 to Rocco Russo. He is also a licensed Justice of the Peace in Connecticut, an ordained minister, ULC, and a member of the New London Green Party. Nonfiction works include Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions; Bi Men: Coming Out (coeditor, with Pete Chvany); Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey (editor). His latest book is The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, jests, and donkey tales of the beloved Persian folk hero, published by Lethe Press.