Sunday november 24 at 2PM at Innisfree: Rumi’s Fables by Negar Niazi
Please join us for a celebration of Rumi’s poetry for kids of all ages-especially 7-12 yr olds!
In the recently published book, Rumiâ€™s Fables, the author, Negar Niazi has translated over 20,000 lines from the Masnavi, Rumiâ€™s original Persian books, from Farsi into English. Though, Masnavi is a book of devotional poetry, there are many whimsical stories thriving inside the poems. In this collection of short stories the author has hand-picked the most fascinating fables to entertain and challenge younger readers.
As an Iranian-American immigrant, Negar Niazi was brought up in a culture rich in ancient Persian literature and mythology like that of Rumi, Hafez, and Ferdowsi. Even though her educational background is in the sciences, with a BS in Chemistry from UCLA and a Doctorate degree in Optometry from UC Berkeley, her life challenges rekindled her passion for the works of Rumi and led her into the path of a spiritual seeker. After Negarâ€™s life changing diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, she found herself on a journey into the world of mysticism, ancient literature, and mythology. She would like to share this new world through the magic of Rumiâ€™s Fables.
In gratitude, ten percent of the proceeds of this book will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Come see Elizabeth Robinson, Jennifer Phelps, and Travis Cebula read from their most recent books! This will be a great time, I promise. If not, I will ask God nicely to give you your time back.
Elizabeth Robinson is the author of multiple collections of poetry, most recently Counterpart (Ahsahta) and Blue Heron (Center for Literary Publishing). A hybrid genre essay/memoir/poetry →
Special Event Today Monday 11/18 at 430PM at Innisfree
Homero Aridjis Reading from Solar Poems
Former Ambassador of Mexico to UNESCO and twice President of International PEN with 45 books of poetry and prose translated into a dozen languages, recipient of the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize (Mexico) and two Guggenheim Fellowships, he will take us on his lifeâ€™s journey to save the →
Read and Translate a Poem in Latin. Free Drinks for Those Who Read. Sponsored by CU Classics Department.
Join Walkabout this Wednesday at 7 for our First Annual Poetry Reading & Open Mic! Walkabout is CU's undergraduate journal of poetry, fiction, and visual arts. Hear Walkabout contributors and staff read pieces from previous journals, and join in by reading some of your work or the work of someone you admire (with a shout out, of course!). Grab a →
Started in 1974, Bombay Gin is the literary journal of Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poeticsâ€”co-founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldmanâ€”at Naropa University. Edited by department faculty and students, Bombay Gin publishes innovative poetry, prose, and hybrid texts as well as art, translations, and interviews. Emerging from the â€śOutriderâ€ť or left-hand lineage, which operates outside the cultural mainstream, Bombay →