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Join San Jose State University Persian Studies  for the first-ever "Cultures of the Iranian Diaspora"-- a two-day conference featuring  panels on visual arts, literature and film with Bay Area and nationally-acclaimed writers, artists and filmmakers. The conference also features two special events: "Inja o Oonja: Stories from Iranian American Life" -- a staged adaptation of three short stories from Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian American Writers  on Friday, April 11  (7 pm, Le Petit Trianon Theatre, 72 N. 5th Street-free and open to the public) and "Filmmaking in the Diaspora-- A Screening and Discussion Babak Sarrafan's "Doosteh Hameshegy--Forever Friends" and Mo Gorjestani's "Refuge" on Saturday, April 12, (7 pm, SJSU Student Union Ballroom- free and open to the public). To register for conference byApril 7 (which includes two days of panels about art, literature, and film as well as lunch both days) go to:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/581896  or call: 408 924-4476. See attached poster for full schedule of events. 

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