Last weekend, finally summer here in Orange County, I went to see The 14th Annual Persian Festival of Autumn Mehregan 2010 in Irvine, California, this event is organized by Network of Iranian American Professionals of Orange County. The Mehregan Festival is an ancient Persian Fest which is dedicated to Mehr (or Mithra) the goddess and symbol of light, friendship, faith, love and kindness. This years theme was dedicated to the great Iranian poet Ferdowsi in celebration of his masterpiece Shahnameh, the epics of kings. The event is located at the Lakeside Lagoon Park, Irvine Center. It is an incredible festival full of art, food, celebrations, old iranian martial arts, traditional music and dance, persian craft and culture.
Almost at the end the high light happened in meeting this beautiful, talented writer and artist Zohreh Ghahremani Her latest book ” Sky of Red Poppies” had just been published 2 days ago, hot of the press. She will be touring for book readings in different states, bringing along her “companion” ,a type writer.
check out her website http://www.zoeghahremani.com