Lebanese-Armenian photographer Raffi Hadidian (b. 1972) has had a camera in his hand since the age of 19, but his love of images and his realization of their power in storytelling began many years earlier.
Six American authors are traveling to Armenia and Turkey to visit local universities and literary institutions as part of a reading tour organized by the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP). The trip aims to introduce contemporary American authors to Armenia and Turkey and to foster creative ties between the countries.
With a first glance, I knew that my interest in this book lies not only in the memoir of a survivor of the Armenian Genocide—a major theme in my studies and research— but also in the responses of the offspring, the second generation survivors of the Genocide, to their parents’ traumatic past. And this topic happens to be at the core of my present undertaking.
Lebanese musician, composer and pianist, Guy Manoukian, has been a key musical player both locally and internationally for the last decade. Not only has he worked with the biggest names in the US, but his fusion of oriental melodies with modern arrangements has taken him all over the world, selling out concerts in Singapore, Santiago de Chile, and the Sydney Opera House.
The Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society of the Eastern United States is pleased to solicit submissions for the third annual Minas and Kohar Tölölyan Prize in Contemporary Literature. As with last year, two prizes, one for the Armenian language submissions and one for the English language submissions, will be awarded as the winners of the Minas and Kohar Tölölyan Prize in Contemporary Literature.