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Our Mentors

Aty S. Behsam
This 2018, Aty S. Behsam is mentoring Young Adult
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Aty S. Behsam
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Aty S. Behsam is an Iranian writer, artist, translator, and environmentalist. She graduated in English Translation BA, and has been teaching writing and art for the past ten years, mentoring writers, story coaching, and judging in writing competitions. Aty introduced the first English Novel Writing classes in Iran, and is working on initiating Iran’s first writing mentorship program. She has also worked as an editorial assistant, cover artist, and art director. When not writing or drawing, you can find her managing Iran’s first anime/manga/comic podcast with her team. Aty has published short stories in the UK. Last year she became a Pitch Wars mentee with her novel Coup De Grâce.

Favorite Books
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli Turtles all the way down by John Green Boomerang, by Helene Dunbar Noragami (Manga) by Adachitoka
Years Mentored