Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys - The Conference of the Birds

19 Nov 2013


Join us this fall for an exciting 5-part reading and discussion series: Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys: Literary Reflections. The discussion will be led by local scholar Dr. Christina Michelmore. Dr. Michelmore received her BA from Smith College and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, both in history. For seven years she lived and worked in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Pakistan. Until her retirement in 2013, she was chair of the Department of History, Political Science and International Studies at Chatham University.

Registration is required, as space is limited. All of these books are available in our collection at CLP.

November 19: The Conference of the Birds by Farid al-Din Attar, translated by Dick Davis and Afkham Darbandi
The Conference of the Birds offers an accessible introduction to mystical Islam and its poetry, including selections from Rumi and Hafez. Read as many poems as you choose before our discussion.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Sponsored By: 
National Endowment for the Humanities, American Library Association
Jane Jessell, newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main