Welcome to Reading Rumi!

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Reading Rumi is a 2010-11 initiative promoting the study of Persian Language Arts at Northern Illinois University. 

Supported by a grant from the PARSA Community Foundation, Reading Rumi features extra-curricular seminars, lectures and public readings, encouraging student engagement with classical Persian verse. 

Dedicated to one of the world's great authors of lyric verse - Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273) - our readings during 2010-11 will be organized thematically around metaphors of seasonal change, exploring the rich heritage of Rumi’s writings through the lens of the yearly cycle.

For comments and queries regarding Reading Rumi, please contact Dr. Einboden at einboden@niu.edu.