Simin Behbahani Lecture & Booksigning - UCLA (April 10, 2008)
Simin Behbahani graciously singed copies of her new poetry book "Tazetarina" and chatted informally with fans. Several contemporary literary figures such as Homa Partovi, Moloud Zehtab, Farhang Farahi, Mansour Khaksar and Shahriar Ghanbari gave tributes and read her poetry. Partow Nooriala dedicated a poem to her. Then, Simin Behbahani came to the podium and read a selection of her latest poems. She also discussed women's rights issues such as The “One Million Signatures” campaign and urged everyone to support it. Homa Sarshar was the mistress of the ceremony. This event was sponsored by the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) and the Persian Cultural Foundation (PCF).