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Saturday, October 12 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Words Around the World: The Enduring Influence of Persian Poetry

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Sponsored by Center for the Art of Translation

Two Iranian-born authors discuss their recent work and how their influences, Sufi poet Attar and trailblazing female poet/film director Forugh Farrokhzad, can appeal to a new generation. With Jasmin Darznik and Sholeh Wolpé. Coffee provided by Bluestone Lane. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

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Sholeh Wolpé

Sholeh Wolpé was born in Tehran to an Iranian father and a Turkmen mother. She spent most of her teen years in Trinidad and the UK before settling in the United States. Wolpé’s work includes six collections of poetry, four books of translations, several plays, and three anthologies.Wolp... Read More →
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Jasmin Darznik

Jasmin Darznik’s debut novel Song of a Captive Bird was a New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice” book, and a Los Angeles Times bestseller. She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life. Her books have... Read More →


Saturday October 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hotel Emblem 562 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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