Last Thursday evening several contributors to the anthology Love and Pomegranates: Artists and Wayfarers on Iran gathered at San Jose State for a reading organized by Persis Karim, a professor of English literature and composition. I’d like to thank everyone who attended as well the Dr. Martin Luther King Library and Spartan Bookstore for hosting and providing books for this event.
I look forward to more readings or programs on Iran through out the year. Please check the calendar for the next event, which will be held at the University of Washington and the UW Bookstore after the holidays.
If you are in Spokane this week, join me at the Magic Lantern theater to watch For Spokane With Love, co-filmed and directed by Shahrokh Nikfar, a contributor to Love and Pomegranates, about his recent peace delegation to Iran. In his words, “It’s the story of a great group of people from Spokane and Iran who created magic and love by opening their hearts and minds.” Showtime 7pm.
Pictured, left to right: Farnaz Fatime, Persis Karim, Jasmin Darznik, Meghan Sayres, Azin Arefi and Brian Appleton.