Literature and Art as Modes of Resistance, as Modes of Solidarity: A Day of Action for/with Iran

January 10, 2023

On Thursday, January 12th, from 12-4 pm PST, Ashes Literary and Arts Collective invites you to the Pacific Northwest College of Art for a gathering to amplify the voices of #WomanLifeFreedom revolution in Iran.

Facilitated by Poupeh Missaghi and Mollie Hosmer-Dillard, the event will include a presentation, a documentary film screening, a collective reading of Iranian literature, and a multivocal participatory artmaking. 

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We hope you can join us in solidarity.

Date: January 12, 2023 

Time: 12-4 pm PST

Location: Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway, Lemelson Innovation Studio (1st Floor)

Poupeh Missaghi is an Assistant Professor in Literary Arts and Studies at the English Department of the University of Denver. She is a creative writer, scholar, editor, and translator (between English and Persian). Her debut novel trans(re)lating house one was published in 2020 (Coffee House Press) and her translation of Nasim Marashi’s novel I’ll Be Strong for You in 2021 (Astra House). Her second book Sound Museum is forthcoming in 2024 (Coffee House Press). She has a PhD in English and Literary Arts from the University of Denver; an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; and an MA in Translation Studies and a BA in Translation Practice from Azad University, Tehran. She also teaches at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, and Pacific Northwest College of Arts, Portland, OR.

Mollie Hosmer-Dillard is a painter who creates large-scale abstractions from nature. She holds a BA from Oberlin College and an MFA from Indiana University. After college Mollie lived in Berlin, Germany for four years, where she painted and was an active collaborator in the city's interdisciplinary arts scene. Upon returning to the United States, Mollie lived in New York City, working as an artist and a translator of German to English. Mollie has had solo exhibitions in Berlin, Finland, New York, Rhode Island, Indiana, and Utah. She is the recipient of an Oberlin College Alumni Fellowship, and artist grants from the Berlin Office of Cultural Affairs, the Queens Council on the Arts, Indiana University, and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. 

Image credit: @Saberivand (IG handle)