THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE (RIVERSIDE) -- Internationally acclaimed journalist Fariba Nawa, who lived in and reported from Afghanistan from 2002 to 2007, will be the featured speaker at the Palm Springs Writers Guild’s season kickoff event Saturday. Nawa, author of “Opium Nation” and a guest on virtually every major television network, has been published in numerous national and international publications. She used her knowledge and connections to report on the daily life, secrets and atrocities in war-torn Afghanistan. She also has reported from Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, Egypt and Germany. She teaches at San Francisco State University.