Homeira Qaderi and Fatemeh Shams: A Conversation on the Art of Poetry

Event time: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Event description: 

This year, the Iranian Studies Program at the Yale MacMillan Center is hosting the major Afghan novelist and memoirist Homeira Qaderi as our Writer in Residence. Over the course of this year, Qaderi is conducting several conversations with other Persian-language writers about their craft. These will be online webinars conducted in Persian, and we invite Persian-speakers from all over the world to tune in.
The second event in this series, on Tuesday Feb. 20 from 12-1:30pm Eastern US time, will be a conversation between Qaderi and Fatemeh Shams, an Associate Professor of Persian Literature at the University of Pennsylvania and one of the foremost Iranian poets of her generation. Shams will read a series of poems from throughout her career, then discuss them with Qaderi. The event will be moderated by Bezhan Pazhohan, a Fellow at the Yale Council on Middle East Studies.

Homeira Qaderi and Fatemeh Shams