6:30 PM18:30

Workshop: Translating and Performing Short Stories From Iran, Bradford Literary Festival

Run by Orkideh Behrouzan and translator Shahb Vaezzadeh, this workshop explores the complexities of translation, Iranian literature, and storytelling skills. Participants -who need no previous experience – will be encouraged to perform their own renditions of these texts and even create a group-translation.

Richmond Building, Bradford University, July 7

Please see https://www.bradfordlitfest.co.uk/event/translating-performing-short-stories-iran/

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6:00 PM18:00

Writing on the Wall Literary Festival: Tehran Now

In the event Tehran Now , Orkideh Behrouzan and Liverpool based Vahid Davar and Niloo Sharifi, discuss Iran’s literature, culture, and impression in the media at Writing on the Wall Festival in Liverpool.

WOW Festival. Toxteth Library, Liverpool. May 8, 2019

Behrouzan also joins Vahid Davar and Niloo Sharif, running a separate workshop on writing and diaspora on May 8.

Both events are organised by Visiting Arts as part of WoWFest 2019 in partnership with Comma Press, the Iranian Cultural Society of Liverpool and supported by the Awesome Foundation: Liverpool.

Please see: http://www.visitingarts.org.uk/event/wowfest19-the-young-cosmopolitan-city-of-stories-youve-been-missing-tehran-now/

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Launch event for ‘The Book of Tehran’
4:00 PM16:00

Launch event for ‘The Book of Tehran’

Edinburgh Iranian Festival: Launch event for ‘The Book of Tehran’

1 Mar 2019 - 4.00PM - 0.00

When: 1st March 2019, 16:00-17:00

Where: Lighthouse Bookshop, 43-45 W Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9DB

Who: Comma Press, Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh, Sophia Victoria

Join us to celebrate the launch of The Book of Tehran published by Comma Press - a collection of contemporary short stories from ten renowned contemporary Iranian writers. Enjoy a reading of the stories with Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh, hear more about the anthology and pick up one of the very first copies of the book!Tehran is the beating heart of Iran, a creative tour de force, and a city that has for decades produced some of the most inventive voices in the Middle East.

In a rare commission, a new collection of stories, written by the country’s most exciting literary voices, offers a glimpse into real city life. These stories, often reflective, ironic, poetic, romantic, surreal, and sometimes humorous, are available for the first time translated from Persian to English.This publication forms part of a wider programme by Visiting Arts promoting contemporary Iranian literature and culture in the UK, encouraging the advancement of Persian to English translation, and facilitating professional development opportunities and exchange between British and Iranian literary networks. The short story is a popular format in Iran, offering a window to different perspectives and an opportunity to showcase rising writers such as the authors in this story collection - Goli Taraghi, Kourosh Asadi, Payam Nasser, Azardokht Bahrami, Fereshteh Ahmadi, Mohammad Hosseini, Amirhossein Khorshidfar, Hamed Habibi, Atoosa Afshin-Navid and Mohammad Tolouei.

This event is FREE but ticketed (via Eventbrite) with limited seating. Book HERE.

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TEDxUCLWomen Talk: Rethinking Mental Health and the Afterlife of War

Rethinking Mental Health and the Afterlife of War

Dr Orkideh Behrouzan is a physician, medical anthropologist, anthropologist of science and technology, author of Prozak Diaries, as well as a poet and storyteller. In this insightful and awe-inspiring talk, Orkideh looks at memories of childhood and war to disrupt how we conventionally think about mental health, the Middle East, and the relationship between individual and collective memories.

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