The Wisdom of Rumi with Haleh Liza Gafori | Charlotte Ideas Festival, part of Charlotte SHOUT

Supported by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, Haleh Liza Gafori has created a cross-media performance piece based on her acclaimed book "Gold," featuring translations of poems by Rumi. Her performance will weave translations, original text, and musical compositions sung in Persian and English.

Don't miss out! Here's what you'll experience:

  • a pre-event catered reception,
  • Haleh's uplifting presentation,
  • Q&A, connection & conversation,
  • book signing and post-event mixing & mingling.

Reception: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Program: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Event ticket: $50 We're proud to offer this event with the generosity of our sponsors and community partners.

About Haleh Liza Gafori:
Haleh Liza Gafori is a translator, vocalist, poet, and composer born in NYC of Persian descent. Her acclaimed book, Gold (New York Review Books Classics/Penguin Random House, 2022), features her translations of poems by Rumi, the 13th century sage and mystic. Gafori’s work has been published by Columbia University Press, Harvard Review, Literary Hub, Hyperallergic, The Marginalian, and elsewhere. She has presented lectures, workshops, and performance pieces at universities and festivals across the country and abroad, including Stanford University, Swarthmore College, Lincoln Center, the New York Public Library, and Bradford Literary Fest.

About the Charlotte Ideas Festival:
The Charlotte Ideas Festival is a multi-day exploration of today’s pressing ideas and issues through the lens of the humanities. This year’s conversation-packed events feature a range of thinkers, innovators and community members engaged in connection and conversation. A program of The Charlotte Center for the Humanities & Civic Imagination (The Charlotte Center), the Charlotte Ideas Festival is part of the three-week Charlotte SHOUT! festival celebrating Food, Art, Music, and Ideas.

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Friday, April 5, 2024 @ 6:00pm · tickets · add to calendar 2024-04-05 18:00:00 2024-04-05 21:00:00 America/New_York The Wisdom of Rumi with Haleh Liza Gafori | Charlotte Ideas Festival, part of Charlotte SHOUT Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts, 551 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202

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