List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2008-04-16


    Bay Area - San Francisco Wednesday - April 16, 2008     05:30 PM

    Curated by Meg Shiffler and Ghazaleh Hedayat
    April 16 - June 27, 2008
    City Hall
    Artist Reception: Wednesday, April16th, 5:30 – 7:30pm
    Participating Artists:
    Tehran- Mahboube Karamli, Parham Taghioff , Morteza Khaki, Meysam Mahfouz, Mehraneh Atashi
    California- Amir H. Fallah, Shadi Yousefian, Elhum Amjadi, Naciem Nikkhah, and Parisa Taghizadeh

    After the Revolution is the first substantial exhibition mounted in the US featuring photography by young emerging artists from Tehran. In addition, the work from Tehran will be exhibited alongside photographs by emerging artists of Iranian decent living in California, thus creating a rich dialogue around the hopes and concerns of Iranians and the Iranian Diaspora. After the Revolution will feature approximately 100 photographs by the participating artists. The artists, all under the age of 40, were born around or after the 1978 Iranian Revolution.

    Night of Persian Poetry

    New York Wednesday - April 16, 2008     06:00 PM

    Shab-e She'r

    Night of Persian Poetry

    Event InfoName:
    Shab-e She'r
    Night of Persian Poetry
    Persian Arts Festival
    Music/Arts - Listening Party
    Time and PlaceDate:
    Wednesday, April 16, 2008
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Bowery Poetry Club
    308 Bowery
    New York, NY

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    On April 16th, Persian Arts Festival welcomes Maryam Habibian, author of the play Forugh’s Reflecting Pool: The Life and Work of Forugh Farrokhzad, and Fawzia Afzal-Khan, editor of Shattering The Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out. Ms. Habibian will read a section from her play and offer a dramatic reading of some of Farrokhzad’s poems, in English and Persian. Ms. Afzal-Khan will sing a selection of Farrokhzad’s poems in Persian.

    The event will take place on Wednesday, April 16th from 6-8 PM at the Bowery Poetry Club. There is a $12 cover, which buys you one drink. As usual, an open mic will follow the featured readers. If you would like to read your work, in English and/or Persian, please email to sign up. Anyone can read, as long as what you read has some connection to Iran, Iranian culture, Iranian-American experience and so on. If you sign up, please plan to read no more than 2 or 3 poems or about 5-7 minutes worth of prose.

    Film Screening - Caught Between Two Worlds, a documentary about Iranians in the U.S. by Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri & Simin Farkhondeh

    New York Wednesday - April 16, 2008     06:30 PM

    Arte East, New York City presents:

    Caught Between Two Worlds, a documentary about Iranians in the U.S. by Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri & Simin Farkhondeh

    NYU Cantor Film Center - 36 E. 8th Street>

    Lecture: Azar Nafisi & Marjane Satrapi in Conversation

    Los Angeles Wednesday - April 16, 2008     08:00 PM

    Lecture: Azar Nafisi & Marjane Satrapi in Conversation

    Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
    Time: 8:00PM - 10:00PM
    Description: Nafisi & Satrapi in conversation
    Location: Royce Hall Auditorium
    Admission: Tickets: $38, 28, 20 ($15 UCLA students) through the Central Ticket Office.
    Contact: Central Ticket Office
    (310) 825-2101
    Web site: Azar Nafisi & Marjane Satrapi in Conversation

    Azar Nafisi & Marjane Satrapi in Conversation
    UCLA Live Exclusive

    “[Reading Lolita…is] a stirring account of the pleasures and deepening of consciousness that result from an encounter with great literature and with an inspired teacher.” —Susan Sontag

    Azar Nafisi is best known as the author of the national bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, a moving and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution in Iran and an incisive exploration of the transformative powers of fiction in a world of tyranny. The New York Times best-seller has been translated in 32 languages, earning numerous awards and critical adulation. Expelled from the University of Tehran in 1981 for refusing to wear the veil, Nafisi is a powerful advocate for gender reform, and women’s role in the move towards an open society in Iran. She left Iran for America in 1997, where she currently lives and teaches at Johns Hopkins University.

    Nafisi will be joined in discussion by fellow Iranian-born writer Marjane Satrapi, whose eloquent, black and white graphic novel Persepolis was hailed as a dazzlingly singular achievement. Wise, funny and heartbreaking, Persepolis tells the story of Satrapi’s childhood in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. The highly anticipated release of the animated feature Persepolis, which Satrapi and a team of 90 artists painstakingly drew by hand, is scheduled for theatrical release in fall 2007.

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