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May 3, 2022
Transnational Literature Series
The Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA, hosted the launch of Let Us Believe in the Beginning of the Cold Season as part of their Transnational Literature Series. The online event featured Liz reading selected poems from Farrokhzad’s oeuvre and discussing Farrokhzad’s life and work in conversation with her colleague and fellow-translator Chloe Garcia Roberts, Deputy Editor of The Harvard Review.
Brookline Booksmith’s YouTube channel


June 6, 2021
Voices of Poetry
Virtual Reading from Salient
Hudson Valley Writers Center
Sleepy Hollow, NY


January 16, 2020
Reading poems of Forough Farrokhzad
Voices of Poetry
McNally Jackson Books
New York City


November 23, 2019
An Evening with Hafiz of Shirazi
Reading and performance with Iraj Anvar, Dawn Avery, and Afshin Goodarzi
The Sufi Lodge
New York City


May 10, 2019
Voices of Poetry
Reading and performance with Jericho Brown, Cornelius Eady, Daniel Tobin, Iraj Anvar, and Sanjana Nair
Rubin Museum of Art
New York City


April 18, 2019
Reading and performance of Hafiz-i Shirazi with Iraj Anvar and Afshin Goodarzi
Brown University, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Providence, RI


November 11, 2016
Master Class in Translation
University of California, Dept of Comparative Literature
Berkeley, CA


October 2, 2016
Reading with Sue Weaver Dunlap and Becky Gould Gibson
Petrio Series
Malaprop’s Bookstore
Asheville, NC


September 29-30, 2016
Reading with Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Master Class in Translation
University of North Carolina
Wilmington, NC


May 20, 2016
Translated Poems of Majid Naficy
Modern Poetry in Translation Issue Launch
New Writing South
Brighton, UK


April 28, 2016
MFA Master Class in Poetry and Translation
Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY


April 27, 2016
Persian Poetry with Don Share, Roger Sedarat, and Tom Sleigh
New York Public Library
New York City


April 12, 2016
Reading from Series | India
Poets Live
Berkeley Books
Paris, France


May 12, 2015
Four Way Books Reading
Politics & Prose Bookstore
Washington, DC


March 21, 2015
Launch Reading for Series | India
Southern Methodist University Literature Festival
Dallas, TX