Welcome to the Love and Pomegranates blog

The idea for Love and Pomegranates started after I traveled to Iran in 2005 and met the writers and translators smiling in this photo. I had been invited to participate in Iran’s First International Children’s Book Festival. Within days of arriving in Iran, I met many new friends who shared similar professional opinions, similar aspirations and a similar world view. Back home, I wondered how many others had traveled to Iran and found friendships, mentors and muses while there. So I asked around. One person lead to another, and story upon story, poem upon poem, arrived in my inbox.

While there are more than 67 writers, poets, artists, professors, teachers, journalists, businessmen and woman included in Love and Pomegranates, we would like to hear from you. If you have a story celebrating Iran that you would like to share, please send it to us at: writingandwandering@gmail.com and write “LP blog” in the subject line.

We look forward to receiving your stories!

 

The late Hossein Elvand Ebrahimi, Founder of The House of Translation For Children and Young Adult Books, Tehran, Iran.

The late Hossein Elvand Ebrahimi, Founder of The House of Translation For Children and Young Adult Books, Tehran, Iran.

Meghan Nuttall Sayress in Esfahan, Iran. Left to right: Pirouz, Mehdi, Javad, Katarina Varzi, Hossein Elvand Ebrahimi,Dona Jo Napoli and her husband, Meghan Nuttall Sayres and Jamila Gavin