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Poet and translator Sholeh Wolpé speaking at Lake Tahoe Community College

Poet and literary translator Sholeh Wolpé will be on South Shore Thursday, Oct. 12, as part of the Lake Tahoe Community College The Writers' Series.

Wolpé, an Iranian-born poet, writer and translator, will be on hand for a free reading, conversation and book signing session.

Her works include four collections of poetry, two plays, four books of translations, and three anthologies. Wolpé 's writings have been translated into 11 languages and are included in numerous American and international anthologies and journals of poetry and fiction, and featured on programs such as Selected Shorts at Symphony Space and NPR. She has lived in the United Kingdom and Trinidad, and is presently based in Los Angeles.

Her awards include the 2014 PEN/Heim award, the 2013 Midwest Book Award, and the 2010 Lois Roth Persian Translation prize, among others.

The event, which is sponsored by the Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation, starts at 8 p.m. in the Roberta Mason Library.

LTCC's Writers' Series is committed to providing a cultural outlet for students and the community by hosting free readings, discussions, craft talks and workshops with nationally known, award-winning authors, as well as poetry slams, open mic nights and student readings, according to LTCC.

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For more information about this event and the Writers' Series, contact LTCC Writers' Series coordinator Dr. Suzanne Roberts at robertss@ltcc.edu.

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