Nowruz Festival of Women Poets 2022

When and Where

Saturday, March 26, 2022 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Aga Khan Museum & Live Stream


Nowruz Festival of Women Poets 2022

Crafting and reciting poetry has been a vital part of everyday life in the Persian-speaking world for well over a millennium.
In celebration of Nowruz, a spring equinox festivity marking the traditional Iranian New Year, join us at the Museum for an afternoon of poetry, performance, and connection at the second annual Nowruz Festival of Women Poets.
Be inspired by rich and evocative poetic recitations and music in our auditorium and lobby, indulge in traditional Persian sweets and refreshments, and feast your eyes on glorious Iranian art on special curator-led tours of our galleries.

Schedule of events

  • 12:00, 1:00, 3:00 pm Pop-up performances by Behnoosh Behnamnia
  • 1:00–2:00 pm Registration and check-in
  • 2:00–3:30 pm Live and filmed performances in the auditorium
  • 3:30–5:30 pm Tours and post-performance festivities throughout the Museum

Poetic and musical performances by:

  •  Padideh Ahrarnejad
  •  Golrokh Aminian
  •  Naghmeh Farahmand
  •  Farzana Hosseini (Sahel)
  •  Laila Kordbacheh
  •  Nooshin Pasdar
  •  Amir Rahbar
  •  Sholeh Wolpé

The Nowruz Festival of Women Poets 2022 is presented in partnership between the Aga Khan Museum and the University of Toronto Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies.

For more information, visit the Aga Khan Museum website.

* On-site tickets are now sold out. Click here to join the live stream for free from 2–3:30 pm ET.