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* Book tour: Tara Bahrampour on tour
* Book talk: Dick Davis in Seattle

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* Art: Iranian art on display in northern California
* Art: Yari Ostovany inWashington DC
* Business: Iranian businesses meet in San Francisco
* Music: Persian music in New York
* Politics: Iranian-American Republican convention
* Sponsorship: Learn Persian in Iran
* Film: "Children of Heaven" in U.S.
* Forum: U.S.-Iran Business Council
* Travel: Rediscover Iran: Contact
* Art: Group show, Berkeley
* Film: Mehrjui retrospective in Washington

* Conference: Persian Gulf: Present realities
* Women: International conference

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* Dick Davis in Seattle

Dick Davis will be reading from his books, Borrowed Ware: Medieval Persian Epigrams, My Uncle Napoleon, and The Lion and the Throne: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, Vol.1 at Seattle's renowned bookstore, Elliott Bay Books on Thursday 11 February at 7:30 PM. Elliott Bay Books program can be found at: http://www.jazzie.com/ebbco/auth/index.htm

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* Tara Bahrampour's book tour

Tara Bahrampour, the author of "To See and See Again" is going on a book tour in the U.S.. Here are the dates & places:

- Feb 16 Politics and Prose, Washington DC
- Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm Bay Books 1029 Orange Ave. Coronado, San Diego
- Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm Black Oak Books 1491 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA
- Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm Readers Books 127 E Napa Street Sonoma, CA
- Feb 23 Printers Inc. 310 California Ave Palo Alto, CA
- Feb 24 @ 5:30 pm Book Passage 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, CA
- Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm Twenty-Third Avenue Books 1015 23rd Ave Portland, OR
- Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm Elliott Bay Book Co. 101 South Main Street Seattle, WA
- March 1 or 2 -- Possible Capitola or UC Davis date
- March 3/4-- Evening New York University Hagop Kevorkian Center New York City

+ more NY city and East Coast dates to come in March and April

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* Art show inWashington DC

Yari Ostovany in the Fourth Annual All Media Juried Show at eklektikos Gallery . February 19, 1999 - March 17, 1999

Artists Reception: Friday, February 19th from 6-8 pm

Address: 1053 31st Street NW Georgetown/Washington, D.C. 20007

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* Iranian art on display in northern California

Gallery Ovissi Press Release

OPENING- FEBRUARY 20TH

Contact: Maryam Ovissi, 1425 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608 510-601-6874

Gallery Ovissi is proud to feature the works of contemporary artists, Saghar Barzmehri (manipulated photography), Maryam Javaheri (works on paper) and Bay Area artists Taraneh Hemami (works on paper) and Hadi Tabatabai (carvings on paper, wood and slate). A unique collection of contemporary works of art that speak to the aesthetic eye as well as the culturally aware mind. These artists share one common thread, their Iranian heritage, but each collection of works speaks a different story.

Gallery Ovissi is also presenting a Gallery Talk on Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 2:30 p.m., where some of the artists and Gallery Owner, Maryam Ovissi, will speak about the works on exhibit.

Opening date is Saturday, February 20, 1999. We invite you to attend our opening from 5 to 8 p.m. to preview the works. Please RSVP for both events and call for further information at 510-601-6874

Gallery Ovissi specializes in contemporary works by Iranian and Middle Eastern artists. Open Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., by appointment.

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* Iranian business meeting in San Francisco

    IRANIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO

    All Iranian-American business owners and professionals in the City and County of San Francisco are invited to the upcoming meeting for making important decisions towards the future common goals of Iranian business community and celebration of our expanding presence in the San Francisco/Bay area communities. Attendance of other Iranian-Americans is also encouraged for this event.

    Date and Time: Monday, February 8, 1999, 6:00-8:00 PM
    Location:
    SOCCA Restaurant
    5800 22nd Avenue, San Francisco
    (415) 397-6720... MORE DETAILS

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* Iranian-American Republican convention

The Iranian American Republican Council's 11th Annual Convention will be held in Portland Oregon on Saturday February 20th. IARC would like to invite all interested parties to attend this rich event.

Morning 8:30-12:00: Business meeting (elections, platform, resolutions). Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR) will be there at 11:00 A.M to deliver comments and answer questions.

Lunch (12:00-1:30) will feature Governor Victor Atiyeh of Oregon

Afternoon (1:30-2:30): Seminar on Lobbying Techniques.

Evening: Gala dinner at the Portland Art Museum featuring Congressman Robert Ney of Ohio and former Governor Pete Wilson of California, as well as the popular entertainer Marteek.

Congressman Robert Ney spent three years in the Peace Corps in Iran, and not only speaks Farsi fluently but is also very interested in Iranian issues, culture and heritage. For more information or to register please call 888-330 IARC or visit our web site at www.iarcnational.org

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* Persian music in New York

Traditional Music of Persia: Concert in New York

Maestro Mohammad Reza Lotfi: Tar, Setar, Kamancheh, Vocal
Golam Khaksari: Vocal
Fardin Bina: Tonbak, Daf
Majd Karimai: Tonbak, Daf

Sunday, February 21, 1999
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Great Neck North Middle School Auditoriun
77 Polo Road, Great Neck, Long Island, NY 11023

Information:
Before 6 p.m.: 516-981-6808
After 6 p.m.: 516-751-1609

Tickets sold at the Concert hall's entrance and Iranian stores.

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* Learn Persian in Iran

From: William Hanaway <whanaway@mec.sas.upenn.edu>

The American Institute of Iranian Studies (AIIrS) hopes to sponsor an eight-week course in the Persian language this summer at the International Center for Persian Studies of the Dehkhoda Institute in Tehran. The course would be open to U.S. citizens who have had at lease one academic year of training in Persian and who are enrolled in a doctoral program where a knowledge of Persian is essential to the student's research. AIIrS hopes to be able to provide travel, tuition and maintenance for each student. The course would begin on about July 1.

Interested students should apply to the below address, describing the general topic of their dissertation research and giving their reasons for wishing to attend such a course. They should also supply names, addresses and email addresses of two referees, one of whom should be the student's academic advisor.

Dr. Brian Spooner
Middle East Center
839 Williams Hall/6305
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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* "Children of Heaven" in U.S.

Majid Majidi's "Children of Heaven" opens January 22 in select theatres across the U.S. A video clip in Quicktime or AVI is available for download at the Miramax site: http://www.miramax.com

Winner of the Montreal World Film Festival Grand Prix of the Americas Award and the Air Canada People's Award, CHILDREN OF HEAVEN is a sensitive, memorable film from Majid Majidi ("The Father.") Set in Majidi's native Tehran, CHILDREN OF HEAVEN follows the relationship between an impoverished brother and sister, Ali and Zahra, who are thrust into a difficult circumstance.

Thanks to Payman Arabshahi

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* U.S.-Iran Business Council Forum

The Iranian Trade Association, along with our host, the Washington International Trade Association will present the First Quarterly U.S.-Iran Business Council Forum: " The Process of Engagement" on Wednesday, February 3 in Washington, DC ... MORE DETAILS

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* Rediscover Iran: Contact beteween Iranian-American and Iranian youth

Dear Friend,

To share my experiences of Iran with others, I have begun setting up a non-profit organization called Rediscover Iran (RI) whose goal is to create opportunities for Iranian-American youth to have direct contact with the Iranian people and their culture. This summer RI will be offering a six-week Mini-Semester Abroad in Iran where participants will engage in cultural and educational activities in addition to receiving language instruction. Some of the activities include: ... MORE DETAILS

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* Group art show, Berkeley

Yari Ostovany and Haleh Niazmand in a group show show at Berkeley Art Center on January 17 - February 21, 1999.

- Artists' Reception: Sunday, January 17, 2 to 4 pm
- Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, noon to 5 pm
- Address: 1275 Walnut Street, Berkeley, California (in Live Park)

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* Mehrjui retrospective in Washington, DC

Dariush Mehrjui's Films - A retrospective :

The Pear Tree - Friday February 5, 1999, 7:00 PM, Sunday February 7, 1999, 2:00 PM
The Cycle - Friday February 12, 1999, 7:00 PM
The Cow - Sunday February 14, 1999, 2:00 PM
Hamoon - Friday February 19, 1999, 7:00 PM
The Tenants - Sunday February 21, 1999, 2:00 PM
Sara - Friday February 26, 1999, 7:00 PM
The School We Went To - Saturday February 27, 1999, 2:00 PM
Leila - Sunday February 28, 1999, 2:00 PM

Freer's Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive at 12th Street, SW, Washington DC -- 202-357-4880 Admission: Free - two per person - one hour before program begins Info: 202-357-4880 Details:

Dariush Mehrjui His film have been banned by both the Shah, and the Islamic Republic, but film critics in Iran recently voted directory Dariush Mehrjui on eof the country's greatest filmmakers. This retrospective is organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and is presented in corporation with Farabi Cinema Foundation, Tehran. All films are in Persian with English Subtitles.

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* International conference

The Tenth International Conference of the Iranian Women's Studies Foundation "The Iranian Woman at the Threshold of the Year 2000" will be held at the University of Montreal on July 2-5,1999 in Montreal, Canada.

Foundation: IWSF, PO Box 380882, Cambridge, MA 02238-0882, USA, Tel: 617-492-9001, Fax: 617-492-0111, Email: IranianWSF@aol.com

Local Committee: IWSF, PO Box 354 Station "H", Montreal (QC), H3G 2L1, CANADA, Tel: 514-735-7776, Fax: 514-934-9912, Email: Machouf@magellan.umontreal.ca

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Book Tour

Bahrampour on tour

Tara Bahrampour, the author of "To See and See Again" is going on a book tour in the U.S.. Here are the dates & places: ... CLICK HERE

Forum

U.S.-Iran Business Council Forum

The Iranian Trade Association, along with our host, the Washington International Trade Association will present the First Quarterly U.S.-Iran Business Council Forum: "The Process of Engagement" on Wednesday, February 3, 1999 in Washington, DC ... MORE DETAILS

Rediscover Iran

Contact beteween Iranian-American and Iranian youth

Dear Friend,

To share my experiences of Iran with others, I have begun setting up a non-profit organization called Rediscover Iran (RI) whose goal is to create opportunities for Iranian- American youth to have direct contact with the Iranian people and their culture. This summer RI will be offering a six-week Mini-Semester Abroad in Iran where participants will engage in cultural and educational activities in addition to receiving language instruction. Some of the activities include: ... MORE DETAILS

Film festival

Dariush Mehrjui's Films - A retrospective -- showing in Chcago (details here) & Washington DC... (details here)


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