Join us for an evening with Sholeh Wolpé. Sholeh will read from her work on Friday evening, October 13, free to the public. Sholeh will also host a workshop for students (free) and the general public ($50) on Saturday morning, October 14, at 10am. Register for the workshop here.
Sholeh Wolpé is an award-winning poet, literary translator and writer. Born in Iran, she lived in England and Trinidad before settling in the United States. Her recent translation of Sufi mystic poet Attar’s masterpiece The Conference of the Birds was awarded the prestigious PEN/Heim grant, and her translation of the iconic Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad’s Sin, now in its fourth printing, was awarded the prestigious Lois Roth Persian Translation Award in 2010. She is the author of the books of poetry Rooftops of Tehran, The Scar Saloon, and Keeping Time with Blue Hyacinths.
“Wolpé’s concise, unflinching, and often wry free verse explores violence, culture, and gender.”
– The Poetry Foundation
Wolpe’s poems, translations, essays and reviews have appeared in scores of literary journals, periodicals and anthologies worldwide, and have been translated into several languages. She has been thrice nominated for the Pushcart Prize and been featured on NPR, Voice of America and Dodge Poetry Festival.
author website: www.sholehwolpe.com