December 19, 2017 6:30 pm / 8:00 pm
This exploration of Iranian literature and society from scholar, teacher, and poet Fatemeh Keshavarz challenges popular perceptions of present-day Iran as a society bereft of vitality and joy.
Her fresh perspective provides a rare insight into this rich culture alive with artistic expression but virtually unknown to most Americans. “Through story and poetry, I hope people here will see the creative and humorous side of the Iranian people: in other words, their ordinariness,” she says. “They are not the ‘other’; they have the same hopes and aspirations and wonderful things to contribute to world culture.”
August 14th, 2017