July 18-24, 2011
Week 29 of Year 2011

Tirgan Film and Story Award Ceremony

Friday, July 22, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00PM

The winners of Tirgan Short Story and Short Film contests will be announced and the awards will be presented.

July 22, 2011

Heart to Heart

Friday, July 22, 2011 8:00 PM - 9:00PM

Join Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam, Sadreddin Zahed, and Hamid Reza Javdan in a conversation with the audience.

July 22, 2011

Book Reading with Shahrnush Parsipur

Saturday, July 23, 2011 1:30 PM - 2:30PM

Author Shahrnush Parsipur reads from two of her books – one of which will be in English and the other in Persian.

July 23-24, 2011

Zohreh and Monoochehr

Saturday, July 23, 2011 2:00 PM - 3:00PM

Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam directs and acts in the musical comedy Zohreh & Manoochehr by Iraj Mirza. The cast includes two legendary figures of Iranian theatre, Sadreddin Zahed and Hamid Reza Javdan.

July 23-24, 2011

Book Reading with Abbas Maroufi

Saturday, July 23, 2011 3:00 PM - 4:00PM

Author Abbas Maroufi reads from two of his books – one of which will be in English and the other in Persian.

July 23-24, 2011

Golden Puppet Theatre

Saturday, July 23, 2011 3:30 PM - 4:30PM

Award-winning puppeteer and puppet builder, Vida Ghahreman, brings puppets to life.

July 23-24, 2011

Literary Presentation with Professor Mohammad Estelami

Saturday, July 23, 2011 4:30 PM - 5:30PM

Professor Mohammad Estelami delivers a talk in Persian on the concept of “eternity” in Persian literature.

July 23, 2011

Storytelling with Gordafarid

Saturday, July 23, 2011 5:30 PM - 6:30PM

Storyteller Gordafarid’s stunning capability in capturing the imagination of audience has drawn large crowds to her numerous performances both inside Iran and abroad.

July 23-24, 2011

Film Screening: Tall Shadows of the Wind followed by a Q-and-A

Saturday, July 23, 2011 5:30 PM - 7:30PM

Based on a short story by legendary Iranian writer Houshang Golshiri, Tall Shadows of the Wind is the second adaptation of a literary work by Bahman Farmanara. A Q-and-A with the director follows the screening.

July 23, 2011

Film Screening: Death of the King

Saturday, July 23, 2011 9:30 PM - 11:30PM

A screening of the 1982 film, Death of the King.

July 23, 2011

Storytelling with Gordafarid

Sunday, July 24, 2011 1:00 PM - 2:00PM

Storyteller Gordafarid’s stunning capability in capturing the imagination of audience has drawn large crowds to her numerous performances both inside Iran and abroad.

July 23-24, 2011

Storytelling with Ava Homa

Sunday, July 24, 2011 1:00 PM

Writer, story teller and story writing teacher, Ava Homa, tells Persian folk tales in English for children of all ages. In English.

July 24, 2011

Book Reading with Shahrnush Parsipur

Sunday, July 24, 2011 1:30 PM - 2:30PM

Author Shahrnush Parsipur reads from two of her books – one of which will be in English and the other in Persian.

July 23-24, 2011

Golden Puppet Theatre

Sunday, July 24, 2011 3:00 PM - 4:00PM

Award-winning puppeteer and puppet builder, Vida Ghahreman, brings puppets to life.

July 23-24, 2011

Book Reading with Abbas Maroufi

Sunday, July 24, 2011 3:00 PM - 4:00PM

Author Abbas Maroufi reads from two of his books – one of which will be in English and the other in Persian.

July 23-24, 2011

Storytelling with Ariel Balevi

Sunday, July 24, 2011 3:00 PM - 4:00PM

Ariel Balevi is a storyteller whose repertoire derives from the literary and folklore traditions of Iran, Turkey, the Middle East and Central Asia.

July 24, 2011

Film Screening: The White Meadows

Sunday, July 24, 2011 4:00 PM - 6:00PM

The White Meadows recounts the story of an elderly man who collects the tears of souls in pain.

July 24, 2011

Literary Presentation with Professor Bastani Parizi

Sunday, July 24, 2011 4:30 PM - 5:30PM

Professor Bastani Parizi presents a talk in Persian followed by a Q-and-A period.

July 24, 2011

Zohreh and Monoochehr

Sunday, July 24, 2011 5:00 PM - 6:00PM

Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam directs and acts in the musical comedy Zohreh & Manoochehr by Iraj Mirza. The cast includes two legendary figures of Iranian theatre, Sadreddin Zahed and Hamid Reza Javdan.

July 23-24, 2011

Tribute to Simin Behbanani

Sunday, July 24, 2011 5:00 PM - 6:00PM

A tribute to Nobel Prize in Literature-nominee Simin Behbanani. Featuring Abbas Maroufi, Asef Fekrat and Dr. Mohammad Estelami.

July 24, 2011

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details inquire at the Info Desk or call 416-973-4000.

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