Mindful Poetry Moments in Schools

Rumi Nights: Poetry, Song and Friendship to Benefit The Well and Mindful Poetry Moments.

Featuring author, poet and singer Haleh Liza Gafori on July 14, 6:30-9pm at the Woodward Theater.

This signature event brings Haleh Liza Gafori to the Woodward Theater for a night of Rumi, music and friendship to benefit The Well and Mindful Poetry Moments. In addition to this event, we have set up additional opportunities with Embra Studio, The Hive and WordPlay to engage with Haleh and her work. 

Haleh Liza Gafori is a translator, vocalist, poet and educator born in New York City of Persian descent. Her recent book, GOLD, published by New York Review Books/NYRB Classics, features her translations of poems by Rumi, the 13th century sage and mystic.

The Main Event
A Night of Rumi, Music and Friendship
July 14, 6:30 - 9:00 pm at The Woodward Theatre featuring Haleh Liza Gafori and guests. Light bites, cash bar, robust arts & wellness auction.

Additional Events
Rumi, Breath and Movement
July 13, 6:30 - 8 pm at Embra Studio featuring Meredith Hogan and Haleh Liza Gafori

Rumi: An Intimate Conversation
July 14, 10 am - 12 pm at The Hive, co-sponsored by WordPlay

Note: At present, all packages include access to the Main Event. Single tickets to events at The Hive and Embra Studio may become available later. Click REGISTER (top or side) to select your ticket package.

"Rumi's beautiful melding of wildness, insight and untrammeled joy has found a true, unerring voice in Haleh Liza Gafori, whose own fine abilities as a poet bring these hallowed Persian, poetic gifts anew into 21st century English." -David Whyte (Author of The Three Marriages and Consolations)





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The Well

The Well provides programs, practices and connection at the intersection of arts and wellness. Mindful Poetry Moments was incubated with The On Being Project in 2019 to offer students and adults a chance to pause and reflect on poetry’s ability to encounter ourselves, the world, and the mystery of each other during National Poetry Month. The program has grown to serve people of all ages around the world and has produced three volumes of poems, thanks to the support of individuals and our organization partners The Hive, WordPlay and the Mercantile Library.

"Haleh Liza Gafori’s translations of Rumi are exquisite. Gorgeous, fluent, faithful translations, rendering Rumi’s voice on the page with an original integrity that is as skilled as it is unforgettable.
Pádraig Ó Tuama, host of On Being’s Poetry Unbound Podcast