Translating Iran

Dear friends,

During these crucial times in Iranian history, as brave Iranian people fight for freedom, we continue to celebrate and present Iranian literature and words in translation, be it through solidarity readings, and continuous translation efforts, or through nominating Iranian writers for international literary prizes and more…We are in awe of the power of people coming together and look forward to seeing you at many events.

Translation Project Events:

Literatures of Resistance: In Solidarity w/ the Iranian People, July 11:

FREE EVENT featuring Rana Farhan, Luis Francia, Amir Parsa, THE TEHRAN-DAKAR BROTHERS , Eleanor Wilner, D. Nurske, Said Sayrafiezadeh, Roger Sedarat, Dalia Sofer, Niloufar Talebi and more!

This free event is sponsored by the Association of Iranian American Writers, Persian Arts Festival, The Translation Project, ArteEast and Bowery Arts and Science. Any contributions at the event will be donated to Amnesty International.
Saturday July 11, 2009, 2 – 5 PM, Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, NYC

Co-sponsored by KODOOM.COM

Ziba Karbassi presents at the SF International Poetry Festival, July 25-26:

Saturday July 25, 2009
Main Stage Poetry Reading with: Francis Combes, Ziba Karbassi, Georges Castera/Joj Kastra, Taslima Nasrin, Al Young, Ámbar Past, Tarek Eltayeb, Agneta Falk, Sasha Pimentel Chacòn, Ferruccio Brugnaro, Carla Badillo Coronado, and Jack Hirschman.

7:00 – 9:30 PM at *Palace of Fine Arts* San Francisco

Sunday July 26, 2009
Ziba Karbassi (Iran) reading with Niloufar Talebi

3:30 – 5:00 PM, North Beach Poetry Crawl at *Cafe Trieste* San Francisco

Panel on Iranian poetry at the Philoctetes Center, September 22:

Iraj Anvar , Richard Jeffrey Newman , Roger Sedarat , Niloufar Talebi , Katayoon Zandvakili

Tuesday September 22, 2009, 7 – 8:30 PM, Philoctetes Center, 247 E 82nd St, NYC

ICARUS/RISE at Neustadt Festival of Int’l Literature & Cultures, Oct. 22:

Bobak Salehi and Niloufar Talebi perform ICARUS/RISE Remix at a World Literature Today event.

Program: ICARUS/RISE , Pireeni Sundaralingam and Colm O’Riain , Etgar Keret screening “Jellyfish

Thursday October 22, 2009, 7 PM at the University of Oklahoma

Recent Articles:

I must Go Home to Iran Again” by Marjane Satrapi in the New York Times
Memory of a Phoenix Feather: Iranian Storytelling Traditions and Contemporary Theater” by Niloufar Talebi in the July/August 2009 issue of World Literature Today

Books we recommend:

Censoring an Iranian Love Story (Knopf, 2009) by Shahriar Mandanipour, Tr. by Sara Khalili
Mr. Mandanipour is nominated for the 2010 Neustadt Literary Prize
Reviews of Censoring: New York Times ; The New Yorker

Translating Iran links:

Grassroots initiative for free translations for the Iranian freedom movement
New poems by Simin Behbahani on NPR

Translation of current slogans on