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Nov 30- December  16       World Premier of The Conference of the Birds, a new play by Sholeh Wolpe, Ubuntu Theater Project,   Oakland, California

November 29   Poetry Flash at Moe’s Books , Berkeley, California  7:30 pm

September 15  Poetry the Move festival, Canberra, Australia   Reading  7.30-9.00 pm  with Sholeh Wolpe, Jill Jones , Bella Li, Paul Hetherington

September 15  Poetry the Move festival, Canberra, Australia   Workshop with Sholeh Wolpe  10-12 am, Gorman House

September 14  Poetry the Move festival, Canberra, Australia   Poet to Poet: Translation 4-5.30 pm  Gorman House

September 13  Poetry the Move festival, Canberra, Australia   Opening Night 5-8pm

September  9   Association of Iranica in Australia, Sydney, Australia

September 8   NSW Gallery,  State Library, Sydney, Australia

September 7   Sholeh Wolpe in Performance, Creative Practice Lab Theater, Sydney, Australia , 7 PM

September 6   University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

May 20              Moonday Poetry Series, Flintridge Bookstore   4 pm

May 19             Litfest Pasadena  5:30-6:30 pm Pasadena Playhouse (39 S El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101), in the ‘Friendship Room’

May 9                UCLA Creative Writing Salon with Sholeh Wolpe

April 26-29     Inferno Theater, Berkley, California –Workshop performance of The        Conference of the Birds

April 19-22      Inferno Theater, Berkeley, California –Workshop performance of The Conference of the Birds

April 15             Beyond Baroque presents Sholeh Wolpe and Fred D’Aguiar  7 pm
Venice, California

March 30         Boston University

March 27          University of Connecticut

March 1             Willamette University, Oregon

Jan 15                Whittier College

Jan 2- Jan 7      San Miguel Poetry Week,  San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Jan – June        Inaugural Author in Residence, Associate Professor, University of  California, Los Angeles (UCLA)


Nov 10-12          Ubuntu Theater Project, workshop of The Conference of the Birds, a new play by Sholeh Wolpe

Nov 3- Nov 7,    Singapore Writers Festival

Oct. 25-29        Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Bali

Oct 24  1:30 – 4:30 Workshop 4 – Sholeh Wolpe’s Poetry through Translation workshop, APWT, Bali

Oct 23  1 pm  Performance and Poetry – Joshua Ip, Shinie Antony & Sholeh Wolpe, and Nathalie Ronvaux with participating moderator Hannah Donnelly, APWT, Bali

Oct 22  1:30 pm   Text and Context: Interpretative Translation with Shokoufeh Azar, Sholeh Wolpe, and Helen Burns, with participating moderator Randy Bustamante. APWT, Bali

Oct 22-24  Asia Pacific Writers & Translators, Bali

Oct 13-14  Sierra Nevada College

Oct 12  Tahoe Community College

Oct 5  Santa Monica College

Oct 1  Conversations at the Culver (UCR ArtsBlock)

Sept 15   The Spanish Resource Center at the Hollywood High School , Office of Education of the Spanish Consulate, Los Angeles, 7 pm   –A reading from CÓMO ESCRIBIR UNA CANCIÓN DE AMOR with translator, Mariano Zaro

August 14  Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX  Sponsored by Exiled Ink  7:30 pm

August 4-10  La Feria del Libro de Soria, Spain

April 23  Los Angeles Festival of Books, USC  11:20 AM – 11:40 AM

April 19  Columbia University,  6 PM   (with Yuyu Sharma from Nepal)

April  17  Brookdale Community College, NJ (with Sharbari Ahmed)

April 13  Monmouth University, New Jersey, 3 pm

April 12  SHAME, a play–Women Playwright Series at  Centenary Stage, New Jersey

April 6   Poets House, NYC   7 PM

April 5  Columbia University Seminars on Iranian Studies   5:30 pm

March 15    University Press Books, Berkeley   5:30 pm

March 14   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, San Jose, Ca    7 pm

March 13   San Jose State University, California

March 5      From L.A. to Baghdad, American Artists Remember Al-Mutanabbi Street , Chevalier Books, Larchmont Village, Los Angeles  4-6 pm

Feb 16-19  Sholeh Wolpe’s work will be performed at Art House Productions in Jersey City as part of In Full Color series

February 16  Poet’s Tea, Hosted by USC Women in Management, Los Angeles

February 11, 2017   Tipping the Scales: Addressing Gender Imbalance in Literature in Translation, Washington DC (AWP)

February 9, 2017     Iranian Diaspora Writers As Cultural Ambassadors: Engaging Iran After the Nuclear Agreement, Washington DC (AWP), Salon F, Washington Convention Center, Level One  4:30-5:30 pm

January 19-23, 2017    Jaipur LiteratureFestival, India

January 12   Whittier College  with Mohsen Emadi


December 9  Performance with Ingrid James: People and Places: Our Global Village , Magda Community Arts, Brisbane, Australia

November 28–30    Keynote speaker, Australasian Association of Writing Programs Conference , University of Canberra, Australia

November 25-27   Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Conference, Guangzhou, China

November 23   Literary Salon, Shenzhen, China

November 22   Hong Kong Baptist University

November 21    University of Hong Kong

November 9  Women Empowerment TV with Suzie Khatami and Foojan Zeine

November 2    UCLA, The Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room Author Series

October 28  Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles 2-4

September 26-30  American Writers Festival, Singapore

September 20  Stories Books and Cafe presents  Sholeh Wolpe, Fred D’Aguire, Rich Ferguson, and Nikki Blak, 6:30 pm. Los Angeles

September 14  Occidental College, Los Angeles

September 9-10  Will discuss Attar’s The Conference of the Birds, after dance performance based on the book. An EnActe & Sangam Collaboration, San Jose, California

May 20    Milken Community Schools, Los Angeles

May 10  Cal State San Bernardino, performing with Hamid Saeidi on Santour

April 2   Translation At What Cost? -­Poets Who Translate.  With Jordan Elgrably, Ralf Angel, Mihaela Moscaliuc, Sholeh Wolpé, and Ming Ming Di at AWP Los Angeles, JW Marriott, Gold Salon 3, at 9 AM

April 2  Write Girl reading at AWP, Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 410 — 12 PM

March 31  Flash Fiction International: Readings from the Book. Robert Shapard, Ethel Rohan, James Claffey, Mónica Lavín, Sholeh Wolpé, Room 405, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, at 9 AM

March 20  Sunday Kind of Love, Split This Rock, Washington DC 5-7 pm

March 20  Translation Workshop, Split This Rock, Washington DC

March 19   Keeping Time With Blue Hyacinths— a performance in Seven  movements — 7  pm  Brookland Busboys and Poets Stage, Washington DC

March 12  Woman Scream Festival –(as part of Women Poets International Movement), Los Angeles

Feb 14-20 — Festival Internacional de Poesía de Granada, Nicaragua



December 12 — Celebration of Iranian poet Ahmad Shamlou–with Mohsen Emadi, Ali Ferdowsi, and Sholeh Wolpe + Screening of “Ahmad Shamlou: Master Poet of Liberty” and Q&A with Director Maghsoudlou, 4:40 pm New York City

December 6 — 4 pm   “Iranian Women Writing Trans-nationally”, UCLA, Los Angeles

December 4 — Inscription Installation of Poems of Arrival, by artist Shinpei Taked,
The New Americans Museum, San Diego,

November 12 — Wide Awake — Whittier College, Whittier, California

October 26 — POETAS DI(N)VERSOS series, A Coruña, Spain

October 23 — Multitusos de Xuqueira, Redondela, Spain

October 22 — Charenton Club Cultura, Ramon Nieto, 58, Vigo, Spain

October 21 –Casa de Luz, Praza de Verdura, Ponteverdra, Spain

Oct 19-24 — International Poetry Translation Workshop , The Regional Ministry of Culture in Galicia, Spain

Oct. 16 — Bilbaopoesia, Bilbao, Spain

September 23-24 — University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

September 19 –The Poetry Circus 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Los Angeles

August 24-28– FILEM 2015 (Feria Internacional del Libro Del Estado de México), Toluca, Mexico

July 28-August 24 — Château de Lavigny, International writers residency, Switzerland

July 7 — Free Speech TV inaugural program: With Sholeh Wolpe and Max Blumenthal hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar

June 30 — ALOUD at Los Angeles Central Library, Sholeh Wolpe with Chris Merrill and Luis Alberto Ambroggio, 7 pm

May 12: Bookshop Santa Cruz, sponsored by Poetry Santa Cruz and A New Cadence, 7 PM

May 3: San Francisco Iranian American Women’s Leadership Conference, San Francisco

April 17: Long Beach City College, The Marian Sims Baughn Center for Literary Arts, P104 2:30 PM

April 9-April 11 — Association of Writers Program

March 24: Summit on Human Dignity: Gender Inequality, Xavier School, Palm Desert, CA

March 19: Upshur Street Books, Washington DC, 7:00 PM

March 18: Poetry Workshop by Sholeh Wolpe, free drop-in sponsored by Split This Rock, 1112 16th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036.

March 17: Staged reading of “Shame”, a play by Sholeh Wolpe at New Ohio Theater in Manhattan 7:00 PM

March 11: Columbia University, New York, 2:00 PM

March 7: Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, Long Island, 5-7 PM

Feb. 24: Red Hen presents: Poets at Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica, Ca

Feb. 6: Columbus State University

Feb. 5: Savannah State University

Feb. 4: Georgia Southern University

Feb. 3: Valdosta State University

Feb. 2: Bainbridge College


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EVENTS Pictures

Sholeh Wolpe with Quincy Jones, after performance of her poems with Mamak Khadem. At the Broad Stage, 2013.

Dodge Poetry Festival.

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Sholeh Wolpe and Billy Collins. Poetry Festival in Walnut Creek, California.

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Maxine Hong Kingstons, Tony Barnstone and Sholeh Wolpe after their performance on Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles


Sholeh Wolpe reading at 2014 Beijing Poetry Festival,



Dickenson College Semana Poetica featured guests

Event after the LA Times Festival of Books reading with David ST. John, Marvin Bell, Tony Barnstone and Sholeh Wolpe

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Sholeh Wolpe performing on LA County Museum of Art stage.


Sholeh Wolpe reading at an art gallery in NYC

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Sholeh Wolpe performing on LACMA stage in Los Angeles.


L to R: Suzanne Roberts, David Daniel, Sholeh Wolpe, Gailmarie Pahmeier


International Poetry Festival at Dickenson College. L to R: Mario Moroni,

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Sholeh Wolpe with her University of Arkansas Press editors just after her publication of her book, Sin.


Sholeh Wolpe interviewed in Kerala, India.


Sholeh Wolpe and Natalie Handal answering questions after a reading.


Sholeh Wolpe interviewed on Voice of America.


Sholeh Wolpe performing with Mamak Khadem at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

Sholeh Wolpe performing with Mamak Khadem at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

Sholeh Wolpe performing with Mamak Khadem at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

Sholeh Wolpe performing with Mamak Khadem at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

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Sholeh Wolpe with Kate Gale and Eloise Klein Healy after their reading in Austin Texas

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Sholeh Wolpe at Salt Lake Art Center in Utah

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Sholeh Wolpe and Brendan Constantine after performance.


After reading. Yousef Komunyakaa, Tom Sleigh, Adam Sommers, Sholeh Wolpe, Kim Addonizio, Willis Barnstone, Tony Barnstone

Sholeh Wolpe’s Performance at The Poetry Loft

At presentation. Reza Aslan, Sholeh Wolpe, Ahmad Karimi Hakkak

Sholeh Wolpe’s Performance at The Poetry Loft

Sholeh Wolpe’s Performance at The Poetry Loft


Sholeh Wolpe in Kerala

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June 30 event I WAS SUNG INTO THIS WORLD Poster


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Sholeh Wolpé,  Photo By Bonnie Perkinson 



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Sholeh Wolpé,  Photo by Bonnie Perkinson 


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Sholeh Wolpé — Photo by Sophi Kandaouroff

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Sholeh Wolpé,  Photo By Ken Pivak 

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Sholeh Wolpé
Photo by Bonnie Perkinson


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