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Celebrating Iranian Women Poets

Shab-e She'r in New York

6 - 8 pm / $6 suggested donation / Bowery Poetry Club -
308 Bowery
(Between Houston and Bleecker) F train to 2nd Ave, 6 to Bleecker.

Wed, December 9th, 6-7:30pm

Featuring Soraya Shalforoosh and Farnoosh Fathi

December's Shab-e She'r (Poetry Night) will celebrate Iranian Women Writers on December 9 from 6-7:30pm. This special evening will feature Farnoosh Fathi and Soraya Shalforoosh!

Farnoosh Fathi recently received a Fulbright Fellowship to travel to Brazil and write poems.  Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Fence and Boston Review. Her translations of modern Persian poetry have been published in Circumference.

Soraya Shalforoosh's poems and reviews have appeared in journals such as the Marlboro Review, Women's Studies Quarterly, Bomb, Barrow Street,, etc. Soraya Shalforoosh was featured as an Emerging Poet in the Academy of American Poet's, emerging poet series. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the New School.

An open mic will follow the reading, inviting everyone to read either his or her own poetry or works by other poets, in Persian or English, bearing some connection to Iran or Iranian/Persian culture.

This performance will be streamed LIVE at!

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Featured readers are now determined through March 2010!

Wed. Jan.  20    6 - 7:30pm    Dalia Sofer
Wed. Feb. 17     6 - 7:30pm    Sholeh Wolpe
Sat.   March 20  7 - 9:30pm    NOROOZ EDITION featuring poetry, music and more!
Wed. April 28    6 - 7:30pm    TBD
Wed. May 19     6 - 7:30pm    TBD
Wed. June 16    6 - 7:30pm    TBD

Persian Arts Festival, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to showcasing the magnificence and diversity of Persian art and culture through its voices, artists and visionaries. PAF provides a truly unique opportunity for local and global communities to gather and explore one of the world's most ancient and rich civilizations. Persian Arts Festival is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). More information at

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