Events

March, 2017 Events

  • March 5, 2017, 3:30 PM  — Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
    10th Anniversary Commemorative Reading
    Great Overland Bookstore, 345 Judah Street, San Francisco
  • March 8, 2017, 11:00 AM — “Women Writing Iran: Shahrnush Parsipur and Shirin Neshat”
    San Francisco City College
  • March 8, 2017, 7 PM — Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
    10th Anniversary Commemorative Reading
    Moe’s Bookstore, Telegraph Ave., Berkeley
  • March 15, 2017, 1:30 PM — “The Poetics and Politics of Building an Archive of the Iranian Diaspora”
    San Francisco State University
  • March 22, 2017, 12:30-1:30 PM — A Celebration of Poetry
    Marking International Women’s History Month
    Evergreen Valley College


Dr. Persis Karim is the founding director of the Persian Studies program at San Jose State University. The upcoming events for the Fall 2016 semesters are listed on our website at: www.sjsu.edu/persianstudies




Thursday, September 15, 2016, 5:30-7:00pm
“The Stories We Tell: Iranian Americans, Diaspora Narratives, and the Making of an Archive” 

University of Michigan, Dearborn, Mary Kochoff Auditorium

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U of M


August 21, 2016, 2 pm
“From Pre-School to Ph.D: Iranian American Women Discuss the Future of Education” — a panel of the Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF)
David Brower Center, Berkeley, CAPreschool to PhD

IAWF Event from Arash Maleki on Vimeo.



March 2, 2015–12 PM
International Women’s Day
“Women and the Emergence of Iranian-American Literary Landscapes”
Reading and Discussion with Persis Karim
Santa Rosa Community College, Santa Rosa, California


April 3, 2015, 6 PM, Main Stage Theater, La Guardia Performing Arts Center, New York
“Rough Draft Festival” reading of “Inja o Oonja: Stories of Iranian-American Life” at La Guardia Community College Performing Arts Center  (Q & A with Persis Karim, author of “Something to Pray For” which is part of the stage adaptation of Inja o Oonja) http://siteline2.vendini.com/site/laguardiaperformingarts.org/rd-reading

 


April 7, 2015–7 PM
Reading of Poetry and Translation with Persis Karim
Sponsored by “Poetic Voices of the Muslim World”
in Collaboration with Poet Lore, New York and the National Endowment for the Humanities
San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, California


April 8, 2015–7 PM
Azadi va Edalat: Stories Retold by Contemporary Iranian Women Artists
Reading and Discussion with Persis Karim
Oglethorpe University, Museum of Art
Atlanta, Georgia



April 8, 2015–7 PM
Azadi va Edalat: Stories Retold by Contemporary Iranian Women Artists
Reading and Discussion with Persis Karim
Oglethorpe University, Museum of Art
Atlanta, Georgia


April 7, 2015–7 PM
Reading of Poetry and Translation with Persis Karim
Sponsored by “Poetic Voices of the Muslim World”
in Collaboration with Poet Lore, New York and the National Endowment for the Humanities
San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, California


April 3, 2015, 6 PM, Main Stage Theater, La Guardia Performing Arts Center, New York
“Rough Draft Festival” reading of “Inja o Oonja: Stories of Iranian-American Life” at La Guardia Community College Performing Arts Center  (Q & A with Persis Karim, author of “Something to Pray For” which is part of the stage adaptation of Inja o Oonja) http://siteline2.vendini.com/site/laguardiaperformingarts.org/rd-reading

March 2, 2015–12 PM
International Women’s Day
“Women and the Emergence of Iranian-American Literary Landscapes”
Reading and Discussion with Persis Karim
Santa Rosa Community College, Santa Rosa, California

 

Three Poets, One Voice, A Benefit for Gaza
with
Deema K. Shehabi, Persis Karim, and Shadab Zeest Hashmi
Oakland, CA,  November 14, 2014
Past Event Listing
  • Feb. 27 2014   University of Washington, Bookstore, Seattle Washington
  • Oct. 23 2013   Tremors reading with Anita Amirrezvani, Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies, UC Irvine
  • Oct. 19 2013   LitCrawl with SJSU Faculty, part of Litquake 2014, time and venue to be announced, SF, CA
  • Oct. 13 2013   Reading With Tremors Authors Litquake 2014. “off the Ritcher Scale” at Hotel Rex, San Francisco