UPCOMING READINGS:

2017

Saturday, Noember 11, 2017: [G A T E S ]: Chapbook Launch & Party! / 6pm / City Lore

At last celebrating the arrival of this little beast! With verse, music, some projections, and Afghan chow no doubt. 

Friday, October 13, 2017: EMPIRE: Berggrun, Dacuyan, Muradi, Procope / 8pm / Art Cafe + Bar, 886 Pacific St, Brooklyn

Reading alongside the wonderful Chase BerggrunKyle Dacuyan, and Lynne Procope. Curated by the equally wonderful Ricardo Maldonado and Hafizah Geter.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017: Then A Cunning Voice & A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars: Quilt Installation & Opening Reception / 7pm / Abron Arts Center, 466 Grand St

An installation of 84 hand-sewn, community-made quilts designed by Makwa Studio textile artist Maggie Thompson that served as a platform for Emily Johnson/Catalyst’ performance of Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars. We'll take the quilts outside, light a fire, and gather around the stories and poems of Sahar Muradi, Hadrien Coumans, Georgia Lucas, Clarinda Mac Low, and Tim Carrier.

Saturday, September 16, 2017: 5th Annual Amherst Poetry Festival / Evening Feature: Kaveh Akbar with Sahar Muradi / 8pm / Emily Dickinson Museum, MA

Reading with the phenomenal Kaveh Akbar! Melt!

Friday, September 15, 2017: Amherst Poetry Festival / Artist-Poets' Performance & Panel Discussion / 5pm / Hampshire College Gallery, MA

Joining the other poet-artists in Of Soil and TonguesMiatta Kawinzi, lê thi diem thúy, and my collaborator Laimah Osman, to discuss and perform elements of our work and the experience of expanding our practice into the Gallery, as part of the 5th Annual Amherst Poetry Festival. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2017: A Garden Variety: Poetry & Prose Reading / 7pm / 6&B Community Garden, Avenue B and East 6th Street, East Village

Co-hosting the reading series with fellow garden member and poet Mindy Levokove. Featured readers: Maria Gregorio, James Loop, and Ilsa Gilbert.

Saturday, April 22, 2017: Newtown Literary Journal / 3pm / Queens Library, Richmond Hill Branch, 118-14 Hillside Avenue

Newtown Literary is a semi-annual literary journal published in electronic and paper formats. It is dedicated to writers from and writing about Queens, NY and dedicates the journal to these writers and their work. Newtown Literary partners with Queens Library for an afternoon of poetry. Poets: Rosebud Ben-Oni, Ricardo Hernandez, Esther Lin, Sahar Muradi, and Luba Ostashevsky.


2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016: Emo Fru + Kundiman / 7:30pm / Botanic Lab Bar, 86 Orchard Street, LES

A night of live poetry that explores (un)documented immigration, migration, home, exile, and what it means to be(come) American. Poems written by the poets of Kundiman, which is dedicated to the creation, cultivation, and promotion of Asian American literature. Poems by: Janine Joseph, Sahar Muradi, Chialun Chang, Sokunthary Svay, Vikas Menton, Julia Munslow, Hieu Huynh, Rachel Ansong, Samina Hadi-Tabassum, Ansley Moon, and Marina Blitshteyn. Performed by a cast of actors from film, television, and stage. 
Sunday, May 15, 2016: A Garden Variety: Prose and Poetry / 3:30pm / 6th Street & Ave. B Community Garden, East 6th Street & Avenue B, East Village 

Celebrate LES History Month with neighborhood poets: Leila Ortiz, Marcella Durand, Edward Arrocha, Brenda Coultas, and friends. Come at 2pm and share your memories of the LES with Typewritten Tales (live typewriters present!). Organized by Mindy Levokove and Sahar Muradi. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016: Tract 187 Reading / 7pm / The West End Lounge, 955 West End Ave., NY, NY 10025 
Performers include: Playwright/Poet HOWARD PFLANZER, Writer/Performer SAHAR MURADI, Poet CLAUDIA SEREA, and Musical Guests MIKE SKLIAR AND SETH GOLDMAN... and you on the open mic? Come early and sign up! 
Thursday, April 21, 2016: WoC Writers Workshop Reading & Wine Reception / 7:30pm / Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Tuesday, April 5, 2016: A4 Town Hall Featuring Kundiman Fellows / 6:30pm / Asian American Writers' Workshop, 112 West 27 Street, Ste. 600New York, NY 10001
Friday, March 18, 2016: Persian Arts Festival 2016 / 8:30pm / National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249