Rumi; The man, his faith, and some poetry

Where Northlawn, Lounge, Main floor

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

Do you love to read Rumi? Do you know anything about the man behind the poetry? For hundreds of years Rumi has been one of the greatest poets of the Persian world and one of the most popular poets in the world. In recent years books on his thought have become bestsellers in the U.S. With these Rumi-centered evenings, we will explore the man and his inspiring spiritual heritage by concentrating on his own words from his major works of poetry.
Our journey with Rumi’s art will take us through the beautiful images and stories he employs to convey his mystical experiences and ideas.
Our visiting scholar from Iran, Dr. Amir Akrami, is an expert on Rumi and Islamic mysticism. He will be leading bi-weekly readings and discussions on Rumi and his work beginning Wednesday, September 25th at 8:00pm. We will meet in the new Northlawn Lounge on the main floor.

Intended Audience General Public

Tags Center-for-Interfaith-Engagement, ACRS, CAMPUSMINISTRIES, CJP, FORUM, PUBLPRES, PRESS, XCULTURE, Intellectual Life, Arts

Contact Information

Name Trina Trotter Nussbaum

Phone # 540.432.4674