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Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, Literary Reflections - The Conference of the Birds

Tuesday, November 19, 2013  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us this fall and winter for an exciting 5-part reading and discussion series! The 5-part series will run from October to January.
This book discussion series is part of the Muslim Journeys grant sponsored by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Registration is required, as space is limited.

Our November selection is The Conference of the Birds by Farid al-Din Attar, translated by Dick Davis and Afkham Darbandi. The Conference of the Birds offers an accessible introduction to mystical Islam and its poetry. Read as many poems as you choose.

The discussions will be led by Dr. Christina Michelmore. Dr. Michelmore received her BA from Smith College and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, both in history. For seven years she lived and worked in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Pakistan. Until her retirement in 2013, she was chair of the History Department, Political Science and International Studies at Chatham University here in Pittsburgh. This series is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.
Event fee: Free
Location:
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact:
Jane
412.622.3151
newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org


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