Middle Eastern Studies Association Conference, Denver, CO

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Sunday through Tuesday Nov 19-21, Middle Eastern Studies Association Conference, Denver, CO

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Iranian Festival at the Seattle Center

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This annual celebration of Iranian culture takes place on Saturday, June 29 at the Seattle Center. Free admission. From the website: Seattle Center Festal presents Iranian Festival, Saturday, June 29. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Iran through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a marketplace. Partake in an Iranian tea house and join in an evening dance party. Rumi poetry, puppet shows and face painting provide a glimpse into this culturally opulent...

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Persian Night at Bethesda Library

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Persian Night at Bethesda Library

Please join me at the Besthesda Library (Arlington Road branch) April 9th at 7 pm for a talk about my books and travels in Iran, along with some of the contributors to my forthcoming anthology Love and Pomegranates: Artists and Wayfarers on Iran. Visual Artist Rashin Kheiriyeh will show a few of her recent paintings. Love and Pomegranates (Nortia Press, 2013), is a collection of essays, poetry and interviews that are testimonials from ordinary people who have found friendships, mentors and muses in Iran. I will also read from my new novel Night Letter (Nortia Press, 2012), a story set in early 20th century Iran that is a companion novel to Anahita’s Woven Riddle (Abrams, 2006 and Nortia Press, 2012). Anahita is an American Library Association Top Ten Best Books YA as well as a Book Sense/Indie Choice Book of the American Independent Booksellers Association. It has been translated into several European and Middle Eastern languages. Please join us for an evening of literature, visual and textile arts, and Persian desserts....

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