Join us for an evening of discussion and readings from Shahnameh. What happens on this Tuesday poetry night 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: discussion about Shahnameh. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Shahnameh reading and discussion. o This event won't be a class, a lecture, a recital, or a performance. Everyone helps create the event together. o Not a forum for political / religious heated debates. o This is a free event, so no admissions charge. What to Bring * Your own luminance. * Interested friends. * Printouts of the Shahnameh text or the book. **Explaining Poetry Event** The objective: Our goal is to study Iran's history and understand its culture through poetry. We examine poems line by line and look for hidden sociological messages. Since no person, and for that no culture can be understood without understanding its past, we are going to read Shahnameh (The Epic of The Kings) , to unfold and unveil the mystery of Iran's previous generations who kept our culture alive despite all the misfortunes and hardships. The format: We believe in the power of the group. The meeting is directed with the help of all the attendees. We like to hear everyone's ideas and points of view. Everybody takes turn in reading a few lines of the book and talking about the message and the meaning of those lines. There are always passionate and controversial, but very friendly conversations, that open our eyes to the new horizons and help us understand the material better. What makes the Poetry Night special is the people who attend it! For Shahnameh, the pages to be covered in each event is assigned every week and you can print them here: http://shahnameh.rece... http://shahnameh.rece... http://shahnameh.rece... http://shahnameh.rece... The regularity: We are starting with one event per month, that is every first Tuesday of the month. We are hoping to have it every other week and eventually every week later on. The location: The event will be at 1809 University Ave. Berkeley. Look for Golden Key Piano School’s sign.