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July 18-24,2011
Week 29 of Year 2011

Tirgan Film and Story Award Ceremony

Friday, July 22, 2011
7:00pm– 9:00pm

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

Event run: July 22, 2011

Heart to Heart

Friday, July 22, 2011
8:00pm– 9:00pm

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

Event run: July 22, 2011

Book Reading with Shahrnush Parsipur

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:30pm– 2:30pm

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

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Zohreh and Monoochehr

Saturday, July 23, 2011
2:00pm– 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.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Book Reading with Abbas Maroufi

Saturday, July 23, 2011
3:00pm– 4:00pm

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

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Golden Puppet Theatre

Saturday, July 23, 2011
3:30pm– 4:30pm

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

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Literary Presentation with Professor Mohammad Estelami

Saturday, July 23, 2011
4:30pm– 5:30pm

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

Event run: July 23, 2011

Storytelling with Gordafarid

Saturday, July 23, 2011
5:30pm– 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.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

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

Saturday, July 23, 2011
5:30pm– 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.

Event run: July 23, 2011

Film Screening: Death of the King

Saturday, July 23, 2011
9:30pm–11:30pm

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

Event run: July 23, 2011

Storytelling with Gordafarid

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:00pm– 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.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Storytelling with Ava Homa

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:00pm

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

Event run: July 24, 2011

Book Reading with Shahrnush Parsipur

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:30pm– 2:30pm

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

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Golden Puppet Theatre

Sunday, July 24, 2011
3:00pm– 4:00pm

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

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Book Reading with Abbas Maroufi

Sunday, July 24, 2011
3:00pm– 4:00pm

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

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Storytelling with Ariel Balevi

Sunday, July 24, 2011
3:00pm– 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.

Event run: July 24, 2011

Film Screening: The White Meadows

Sunday, July 24, 2011
4:00pm– 6:00pm

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

Event run: July 24, 2011

Literary Presentation with Professor Bastani Parizi

Sunday, July 24, 2011
4:30pm– 5:30pm

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

Event run: July 24, 2011

Zohreh and Monoochehr

Sunday, July 24, 2011
5:00pm– 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.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Tribute to Simin Behbanani

Sunday, July 24, 2011
5:00pm– 6:00pm

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

Event run: July 24, 2011

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