Persian New Year Celebration & Poetry Reading

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The Middle East Studies Club is organizing its third annual poetry
reading in our beautiful Luria library at SBCC by the library buzz shack
area on Wednesday March 18 from 7 to 9pm. Our members will be reading
from the various poetic and epic traditions of the Middle East in the
original languages of the Middle East (Hebrew, Arabic, Farsi and
Turkish) and in translation. We encourage professors and students to
attend and to bring a one to two minute reading to share with the
participants and attendees.
We will serve tea and sweets in good Middle Eastern tradition. We will
also share information on the Persian New Year (Nowrooz/New Day) which
marks the renewal of nature at the vernal equinox, March 20-21 this
year, and will show a Persian new year’s display called “haft sinn.”
Please join us in what has fast become an SBCC tradition!
Salaam, shalom and merhaba!

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