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LTCC Writers’ Series: Iranian poet Sholeh Wolpe
October 12, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Writers’ Series at Lake Tahoe Community College welcomes poet and literary translator Sholeh Wolpé on Thursday, Oct.12 at 8 p.m. in the Roberta Mason Library for a free reading, conversation, and book signing session. Wolpé will sign copies of her books, which will be for sale at the event, and answer audience questions. All are welcome to attend this free event, which is sponsored by the Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation.
Wolpé is an Iranian-born poet, writer, and translator whose works include four collections of poetry, two plays, four books of translations, and three anthologies. About Wolpé ’s latest collection of poems, Keeping Time with Blue Hyacinths, Shelf Awareness magazine writes, “A gifted Iranian-American poet beautifully explores love and the loss of love, beauty and war and the ghosts of the past.”
Wolpé’s modern translation of The Conference of the Birds by the 12th century Iranian mystic poet Attar (W.W. Norton) has been hailed by Reza Aslan as a translation that “is sure to be as timeless as the masterpiece itself.” Wolpé ’s writings have been translated into 11 languages and are included in numerous American and international anthologies and journals of poetry and fiction, and featured on programs such as Selected Shorts at Symphony Space and NPR. She has lived in the United Kingdom and Trinidad, and is presently based in Los Angeles. Her awards include the 2014 PEN/Heim award, the 2013 Midwest Book Award, and the 2010 Lois Roth Persian Translation prize, among others.
LTCC’s Writers’ Series is committed to providing a cultural outlet for students and the community by hosting free readings, discussions, craft talks and workshops with nationally known, award-winning authors, as well as poetry slams, open mic nights and student readings. For more information about this event and the Writers’ Series, please contact LTCC Writers’ Series coordinator Dr. Suzanne Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.