A Reading & Discussion of the Persian Sufi Poet, Rumi

Dr. RahmanTashakkori (CS) will do a reading of the Persian Sufi poet, Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273) with audience discussion welcome. He will be using the book, Mystical Poems of Rumi translated from the Persian by A.J. Arberry.

Rumi is considered one of the great literary figures of Persia whose poetry transcends ethnic and temporal borders. "Rumi is one of the world's greatest lyrical poets in any language as well as probably the most accessible and approachable representative of Islamic civilization for Western students." James W. Morris, Oberlin College [from the book jacket]

Students, faculty, and community members are encouraged to check-out the book and participate in discussion. Copies are available in the Browsing section of the Appalachian State University Library and an e-book version is available through the ASU Library at <http://wncln.wncln.org/record=b4976624~S2>. But familiarity with the book is not necessary to appreciate this event. The event will be Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at 5:00 PM in the Library auditorium Room 114.

Presented by ASU Library in conjunction with the Muslim Students Association as the fifth event of the Muslim Journeys Bridging Cultures “Let’s Talk About It” Program, a series of book and film discussions. The program is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association. This series follows upon the Muslim Journeys Bridging Cultures Bookshelf Program begun in spring 2013 which provided materials related to Muslim cultures to the University Library.

 

Categories: Arts and Cultural
Date & Time:
Tuesday, February 25, 2014. 5:00pm
Location: Room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons  [Map link]
Contact: Allan Scherlen
Contact: scherlnag@appstate.edu
Contact: 828-262-2186
Admission: Free, Open to the public
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This event has been identified as being open to the public. For more information about Community Engagement and public outreach at Appalachian State University, please visit our website, http://www.community.appstate.edu.

 

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