Sholeh Wolpé and tar virtuoso Sahba Motallebi will be performing poetry of Forugh Farrokhzad and Attar, both poets whose work have influenced Shirin Neshat’s artistic work. This event is free, but ticketed. You must reserve your ticket.
The Enduring Influence of Persian Poetry
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.
Taking It All Off. (Camille Dungy, Kathryn Miles , Suzanne Roberts, Shleh Wolpe, Erika Meitner) Telling the truth is perilous for women writers in a pussy-grabbing, #metoo movement era. Whether you're reporting in the Middle East, retelling personal trauma, or sexing up a hot bedroom scene, it's easy to feel exposed. We've got you covered with this multi-genre roundtable. With topics ranging from global travel and dicey field research to balancing risqué self-revelation and academic appointments, we'll talk about what's at stake for women writers who embrace risk in the name of narrative.
Event Title: Atlanta Review 25th Anniversary: A Celebration of International Poetry
with: Karen Head, Martin Lammon, Sholeh Wolpe, Ilya Kaminsky, Julie Kane. Atlanta Review is celebrating 25 years of publishing poetry from around the world. Founding editor, Dan Veach, will join the current editors to host a reading by some of the excellent poets Atlanta Review has published during their first quarter century. There will be readings from the four standard participants, as well as from other poets who have published in the journal. This panel will celebrate as many poets and their works as possible.
Boston University is pleased to present Sholeh Wolpe. The BU translation seminar enjoys a long tradition with our guests coming from a variety of backgrounds and offering both practical and theoretical approaches to translation. They have included Frank Bidart, Yves Bonnefoy, Joseph Brodsky, Donald Keene, David Ferry, Robert Fitzgerald, Cola Franzen, Seamus Heaney, John Hollander, H. Mack Horton, Richard Howard, Parker Huang, Salma Jayyusi, Rika Lesser, Charles Simic, George Steiner, Rosmarie Waldrop, Eliot Weinberger, and many others.
el Festival Internacional de Poesía "Ramón López Velarde" 2018, en la Ciudad de Zacatecas, México,
Poetry workshop by Sholeh Wolpé, Gorman Arts Centre, E-Block Seminar Room, Canberra.
Sponsored by ELTHAM bookshop & Wild Dingo Press
SHOKOOFEH AZAR, SHOLEH WOLPÉ, DR MAMMAD AIDAN,
DR SANAZ FOTOUH.
Is there an irreconcilable clash of world views between Iranian and Western cultures?
Or is it manufactured by politicians, philosophers and clerics?
How do writers in exile, in the diaspora, navigate these tensions?
Are they conflicted as artists, and what is the unique contribution they make to the cultural, political and philosophical conversations across the chasm (if there is one!)
ENTRY $70 single ticket | $120 couples
Includes 1 $30.00 gift voucher for ELTHAMbookshop, Persian banquet and a fascinating discussion with Iranian intellectuals
Prepaid early bookings are essential:
Breaking Down the Highway is a collab reading event between QUT Literary Salon and Griffith University's Smallroom Writers Collective. For the first time writers from both institutions will join a stellar line up of guest authors in a historic literary moment. Headlined by international guest Iranian born poet and writer Sholeh Wolpe and featuring award winning Australian authors Zenobia Frost, Anthony Lawrence, Rohan Wilson, Craig Bolland and Sally Breen this is an event not be missed. Limited open mic spots available. QUT writers please submit to Chloe and Dale via the QUT Literary Salon - Smallroom writers will be selected by invitation.