Rumi’s Gift: Poetry and Live Music with Ari Honarvar
The founder of Rumi With A View, Ari Honarvar, is an award-winning writer, speaker, and performer. Her writing has been featured on Parents, Teen Vogue, The Guardian, Washington Post, The Young Turks, Elephant Journal and elsewhere.
Ari is the creator of Rumi’s Gift Oracle Deck, an interactive adventure that includes image cards of Rumi verses in Persian, poem cards of their English translations, and a commentary booklet of stories and meditations.
In her performances, Ari collaborates with talented musicians to present a dynamic program including poems in Persian and English, Rumi stories, and Ari’s own encounters with the soul-saving power of poetry growing up during the Iran-Iraq War.
The proceeds from Rumi’s Gift will go to Musical Ambassadors of Peace, an organization helping build poetry and musical bridges across war-torn borders.