Co-curated by PAF Literary Arts Director, Richard Jeffrey Newman and Kaveh Bassiri, the event includes an open mic that is open to all who would like to read their favorite Iranian poetry or their own original work in Persian or English. To sign up to read before the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
November’s guest reader will be Award-winning translator, Niloufar Talebi. Niloufar is the editor/translator of BELONGING: New Poetry by Iranians Around the World (North Atlantic Books, August 2008). She founded The Translation Project www.thetranslationproject.org in 2003, an organization dedicated to bringing new Iranian literature to wide audiences with innovative book, multimedia and theater projects. She created Midnight Approaches, a DVD of short videos, and ICARUS/RISE, a multimedia theatrical piece, both based on the poetry in BELONGING.For more information, visit PAF online at www.persianartsfestival.org (lampbane)