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Persian Poetry Night in New York: Featuring Zara Houshmand

PAF Shab-e She'r, featuring Zara Houshmand & Open Mic!

Saturday July 17, 2010, 4 - 6 pm / $6 admission
Bowery Poetry Club
/ 308 Bowery / NYC 10012 / Subway to 2nd Avenue F train

This special edition of our Persian poetry series will feature Zara Houshmand, an Iranian-American writer who lives in Austin, Texas. Her work includes poetry, theatre, virtual reality translation, and editing the "Mind & Life" dialogues between the Dalai Lama and scientists. Her poetry has been published in online and print literary journals. Her most recent book is A Mirror Garden (A. A. Knopf, 2007), a memoir co-authored with Monir Farmanfarmaian.

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This event will also feature an extended open mic portion.  We are opening the stage to any and all readers, artists, musicians who would like to read or perform their own work or recite works by other poets.  A special appearance by PAF Founder, Mona Kayhan, will be among the readers!  Works can be in Persian or English, bearing some connection to Iran or Iranian/Persian culture.  Sign up to read at the event or early sign-up by email

This event will be streamed LIVE at

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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