Series: Persian Poets’ Tour 2013

Following the success of our 2012 Persian Poets' Tour, we're delighted to announce that three of the poets, Azita Ghahreman, Reza Mohammadi and Shakila Azizzada, will be returning for five readings this summer.

Following the success of our 2012 Persian Poets' Tour, we're delighted to announce that three of the poets, Azita Ghahreman (translated by Maura Dooley), Reza Mohammadi (translated by Nick Laird) and Shakila Azizzada (translated by Mimi Khalvati), will be returning for a series of five readings this summer in Manchester, Cardiff, London, Edinburgh and Ledbury. Tickets are already selling fast, so please make sure you reserve your place for these readings.

We've published dual-language chapbooks and recorded full-length podcasts featuring each of our three poets which you can access by following these links: Azita Ghahreman, Reza Mohammadi and Shakila Azizzada

Our Persian Poets' 2012 Tour was an extraordinary success: we had capacity audiences (80 people at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham; 90 people at the Millennium Library Norwich, and a further 80 at Asia House in London) plus a fantastic article by Christina Patterson in The Independent,an insightful blog post by Gregory Leadbetter on the pleasure of hearing the poems read in their original language and an article by poet Reza Mohammadi, 'Afghanistan has poetry in its soul'on The Guardian website.

If you were lucky enough to come along to our 2012 events, we're sure you'll be eager to join us again - and if you missed last year's tour, please do come along this time to experience some remarkable poetry.

Events from Persian Poets’ Tour 2013

Three Persian Poets Read in Manchester Passed

Three Persian Poets Read in Manchester

Back by popular demand, the first event of our Persian Poets’ Tour of 2013 sees all three poets read alongside their poet-translators at the Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester.

International Anthony Burgess Foundation
Engine House Chorlton Mill
3 Cambridge Street
Manchester
M1 5BY
Cardiff Central Library Hosts Three Persian Poets Passed

Cardiff Central Library Hosts Three Persian Poets

Azita Ghahreman, Reza Mohammadi and Shakila Azizzada read alongside their UK poet-translators, Maura Dooley, Nick Laird and Mimi Khalvati at a Saturday afternoon reading at Cardiff Central Library.

Cardiff Central Library
John Street
Cardiff
CF10 5BA
Midsummer’s Night Reading in London by Three Persian Poets Passed

Midsummer’s Night Reading in London by Three Persian Poets

The only London reading for our three Persian poets was sold out: more than 100 people came to hear Azita Ghahreman, Reza Mohammadi and Shakila Azizzada read with their translators, Maura Dooley and Nick Laird

The Gallery
Foyles Bookshop
113-119 Charing Cross Road
London
WC2H 0EB
Three Persian Poets Read at Edinburgh Central Library Passed

Three Persian Poets Read at Edinburgh Central Library

Our three Persian poets and their poet-translators received a very warm welcome for their only reading in Scotland at Edinburgh Central Library.

Edinburgh Central Library
George IV Bridge
Edinburgh
EH1 1EG