Monday, January 2, 2012

What has happened to my country!

Sa'id Soltanpur was an Iranian revolutionary poet, playwright and theatre director whose life, art and radical political ideas have influenced many Iranians before and after 1979 Iranian revolution. Three years later, in March1982, Soltanpour was arrested on his wedding night, tortured for 66 days and then executed.

The Persian program of the University of Chicago presents a symposium on Sa'id Soltanpur in commemorate the 30th anniversary of his execution on January 7, 2012 at 6: 30 PM. The speakers are Farrokh Asadi, Hayedeh Torabi, Ezzat Goushegir, Franklin Lewis, and Saeed Yousef.

"What has happened to my country" is the title of one of Soltanpur's poems.

No comments: