Thursday, July 9, 2009

Special Solidarity Reading

from Kaveh Bassiri

Dear Triptych Readings friends,

Some of you may know that I'm Literary Arts Director of the Persian Arts Festival, which has a Shab-e She’r, Persian Poetry Night, at Bowery Poetry Club. In solidarity with the struggle for democracy in Iran, the Persian Arts Festival, the Association of Iranian American Writers, ArteEast, and The Translation Project are hosting a gathering of writers to bear witness to the courage and aspirations of millions of Iranians and to condemn the repression against peaceful protestors. We have many wonderful readers, such as Cornelius Eady, Luis Francia, D. Nurkse, and Eleanor Wilner, along with Iranian-American writers Amir Parsa, Roger Sedarat, Dalia Sofer, and Said Sayrafiezadeh. They will be reading from Iranian resistance literature, classical to modern, to poems about the current events. The evening will also include live musical performances and will be streamed on the Bowery Poetry Club’s site ( We hope you can join us and share in our support for this historic struggle.

Literature of Resistance:
An Afternoon in Solidarity with the Iranian People

Saturday, July 11, 2009
2:00-5:00 PM
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (btwn Houston & Bleecker)

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