Accomplished Iranian poet and playwright Sholeh Wolpe will do a public reading of her
award-winning work at Moorpark College on Wed., Sept. 17, 5:30pm, on the 3rd floor of the Library/Learning Resources building.
Her appearance has been coordinated to focus on this year's One Campus One Book selection which is Persepolis,
by Marjane Satrapi, a story of growing up in Iran in the 1970s and '80s
According to her website, http://www.sholehwolpe.com, Iranian-born Wolpé
is the author of Rooftops of Tehran and Shame (a play in three acts)
She is the associate editor of The Norton Anthology of Modern Literature from the Muslim World
and her poems, translations, essays and reviews have appeared in literary journals, periodicals and anthologies worldwide, and have been translated into several languages.
Wolpe has Masters degrees in Radio-TV-Film (Northwestern University ) and Public Health (Johns Hopkins University ).
Diane Scrofano, English faculty and Coordinator of the One-Campus-One-Book program, invited Wolpe to do a reading at the college.
"As the war in the middle east continues and Americans debate our role in a global society, the issues highlighted by Satrapi and Wolpe are especially relevant, " she said.
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