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Lecture / CONTACT 2010

Thursday May 20, 2010; 6-9 pm,

Along with Group Photography Exhibit By:

Ali KamranKamelia PezeshkiAfra PourdadLida Shanechiyan

Limited space is available, Please email us to RSVP at info@queengallery.ca

@ 7:00 Aida Ahadiany

Born in 1978, Tehran – Iran. Living in Toronto – Canada.

Graduated from IKIU in Material Engineering in 1999. Started writing and taking writing and Litretury school in 1998 by working with Shahriar Mandanipour, Mohammad Charmishir and Reza Seyed-Hosseini. Moved to Canada five years ago. Started publishing her short stories and translation in iranian.com, Davat, Toronto Shahrvand Magazin and her own blog “Piaderou“. Shahr-e Barik (Narrow City – Afra publishing, spring 2009) is her first book, A Collection of 18 short stories and Touka Neyestani‘s , Iranian well know cartoonist , illustrations.

@ 7:30 Nazila Fathi

Title of lecture: Women’s role.

A reporter for New York Times who was based in Tehran from 2001 until July 2009.

@ 8:00 Sina Salimi

Sina Salimi was born in 1981 in Tehran. He started playing the Santur at the age of 10.His family migrated to Canada when he was 15. Living in a multicultural city like Toronto brought the opportunity for him to work with musicians from different backgrounds and inspired him to dwell into other realms of music.. He has had numerous solo performances in Toronto and has also performed with other bands during the last few years; one of which was the Winter Nowruz that was broadcasted live from CBC radio.

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