Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Iranian writers Reza Baraheni, Shahriar Mandanipour, Shahrnush Parsipur and Moniro Ravanipour read from their fiction

Thursday, April 22, 2010

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street

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Women Without Men: Iran Through the Lens of Shirin Neshat and the Words of Four Leading Iranian Fiction Writers

Iranian writers Reza Baraheni, Shahriar Mandanipour, Shahrnush Parsipur and Moniro Ravanipour will read from their fiction
in the McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street. 

Mandanipour, Parsipur and Ravanipour are all past International Writers Project Fellows at Brown. The IWP Fellowship provides institutional, intellectual and artistic support to writers who face personal danger, oppression, and/or threats to their livelihood in nations throughout the world. Each academic year, the fellowship is granted to one writer who is unable to practice free expression in his or her homeland. Deeply practical in nature and intention, the academic-year fellowship covers the costs of relocation and the writer’s living expenses in the U.S., and also provides an office on the campus of Brown University for ten months. 

The International Writers Project, developed in collaboration by Brown’s Program in Literary Arts and Watson Institute for International Studies, is the sponsor of the Women Without Men festival. All festival events are free and open to the public; more information about the events, and bios of the participants, are available at www.brown.edu/cw.