Sholeh Wolpé is an award-winning poet, literary translator and writer. Born in Iran, she lived in England and Trinidad before settling in the United States. She is the author of the books of poetry Rooftops of Tehran, The Scar Saloon, and Keeping Time with Blue Hyacinths. Her translation of the iconic Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad’s Sin is now in its fourth printing, and her recent translation of Sufi mystic poet Attar’s masterpiece The Conference of the Birds was awarded the prestigious PEN/Heim grant.
“Wolpé’s concise, unflinching, and often wry free verse explores violence, culture, and gender.”
– The Poetry Foundation
SNC Tahoe’s Writers in the Woods brings well-known poets and writers from all over the country to the campus for intimate readings and workshops, where audience members can meet and exchange ideas with the guest writers.
Reading: Friday, 7 – 9pm FREE
Workshop: Saturday, 10am – noon (Registration Required)
Free for students, $50 for community members