3/12/2008

Simin Behbahani's Night

My friend and I went to Stanford tonight to attend an award ceremony, honoring Iranian poet, Simin Behbahani. The event was co-hosted by Dr. Abbas Milani of Stanford's Iranian Studies and Bita Daryabari (formerly Kordestani), whose "Bita Prize for Literature and Freedom" went to Ms. Behbahani. I hope you don't think I'm showing off! But I thought you might appreciate seeing the pictures of very interesting and famous people in attendance. I am exhausted now, so I'll write a better post tomorrow. Goodnight.
Hadi Khorsandi, poet, satirist, and comedian. Shahrnush Parsipoor, author. Dr. Abbas Milani, scholar and author. Simin Behbahani, poet. Simin Behbahani with Ostad Zolfonoon, master Tar player and composer.
Maestro Loris Tjeknavorian, composer and wold music conductor.

12 comments:

Mohammad said...

Wow!!! An immensely glorious night with such renowned Persian art and literature celebrities and stars! Good for you and your friend, dear Nazy! I'm looking forward to reading all the details you are going to share with us about the night and the memorable happenings! Thank you so much for the illustrated report you are going to make of the night. Please make sure you adorn your report with one of those happy and rich poems of Simin which she , I guess, read for you!!!

سرزمین رویایی said...

خوش به حالت !‌:)

Leva said...

I wish you told me. I would not miss this event. :(

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm so jealous.

We need more details. Did you get to interview her?

Could you please interview Abbas Milani about his book "Lost Wisdom"? Pretty please...

love you,
serendip

آدم گلابی said...

wel, well, well, I am so jealous of you! khaste nabashi az hame kar ha and write more about the night when you can please. be good Nazi jaan and have a wonderful rest of the week

Daisy said...

Oh ,,, thank you for the prayer and good vibes.
It was for my co-op job this summer. I think my interview went well. But I'm not sure if I liked the interviewer and I don't think I want to work for him. I want to be picky about the people who I work with. The experience has shown me, this is one of the most important factors for my happiness/success. Anyway I'm going to wait and see what will happen.
good night

Nazy said...

Salam Mohammad Jan:

Thanks so much for coming, and thank you for the link of Persian miniatures you sent me. They are wonderful, and I'll be sure to use them soon. I did publish a photo essay about this event in Iranian.com.

What I'm working on right now is my interview with Loris Tjeknavorian about his views on love and women! Hee Hee, he's great! Wait until you see it. I will soon have a poetry post, too, and we can all share poetry as is the tradition in my blogs by now.

Thanks so much for visiting me, Mohammad Jan.

Nazy said...

Salam Bar Sarzamin-e-Royaee!

How honored and touched I am to see that you have visited my humble blogs! I come and visit you frequently, leaving quietly. Your visit surprised and delighted me for days. Thank you! Please come back again soon.

Nazy said...

Levaee Joonam:

This event was by registration only, and my friend had already registered for the two of us, telling me at the last minute. I'm so sorry for leaving you behind, my friend.

I did talk to Shahrnush Parsipur about our project in Berkeley with your friend from Santa Clara. She is off to Europe for a month and she promised when she returns, we will get together and honor your legendary stage actress friend. Please forgive me for not telling you about the event sooner. Be good azize delam.

Nazy said...

Salam Serendip Jan:

Hee Hee, no, I'm afraid Simin Behbahani was way too busy to be interviewed that night! The good news is that I saw a film crew who are apparently making some kind of documentary about her (and perhaps other Iranian women?), so we should be getting our hands on something that will record our contemporary literary history, soon.

Abbas Milani is another hard target, Serendip! I have seen him a dozen times, and each time he is running to or from some engagement! Perhaps I can ask my nephew who takes classes with him to ask him some questions and share his replies with us!

I have one interview/story almost ready for publication, and two in the queue. That should take me a couple of months. I can go hunting for new subjects after that and I will share my list of prospects with you to decide. How's that?

Be good beautiful Serendip.

Nazy said...

Salam Golabi Jan:

Chetori azizam? It has been a hard couple of months since late January for me. I am going to take it easy and just work on the things I have in my queue. I think you will find a couple of them interesting! I'll share soon.

Nazy said...

Daisy Joonam:

I am so glad you are so wise about your career! In my professional life, I have treated an interview to be my chance to interview my potential employer/manager, too. I ask questions and I need to find out whether this person is someone who would be easy to get along with, and whether I can learn something from him/her. You are showing those signs early on in your career and I'm really impressed.

I hope you find a job that gives you joy and helps you in your career path as I can just tell that you have great potential to shine and sparkle no matter what you set out to do in life.

Have a good Sunday!