February 5-6
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco International Poetry Festival
Asia Society
Thursday Feb. 5
6:30 PM
'30 Years of BELONGING' - Roundtable talk about the future of diaspora literature with poets, Ziba Karbassi, Granaz Moussavi, Majid Naficy, Partow Nooriala, Abbas Saffari, SF Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, SFSU professor of Asian American Studies
Fort Mason Book Bay
Building C, Room 165, San Francisco (map)
Friday Feb. 6
6:30 PM
Reading, film screening, and reception with poets featured in BELONGING
Friends of SF Public Library
391 Grove St, San Francisco (map)
Ziba Karbassi
Granaz Moussavi
Majid Naficy
Partow Nooriala
Abbas Saffari
SF Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman
Isabelle Thuy Pelaud
BELONGING: New Poetry by Iranians Around the World
(North Atlantic Books, Aug 2008),
Edited and Translated by
Niloufar Talebi, founder of
The Translation Project.