Armenian-American writer, poet, and academic, Peter Balakian will be the honored guest of Haigazian University Women’s Auxiliary at 5:00 p.m. on May 16, 2009, at the home of Mark and Paulette Giragos. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Mark Giragos.
Dr. Balakian will be discussing the new chapters on Lebanon and Syria from the latest edition of his highly acclaimed book “Black Dog of Fate”—-with an emphasis on his experiences at Haigazian University as a visiting scholar. This will be followed by a book signing.
Balakian will also present the first reading of his most recent book, “Armenian Golgotha”–a translation of his great-uncle Grigoris Balakian’s memoir’s of the Armenian Genocide.
The evening supper donation to Haigazian University is $75. Seating is limited. Reservations are by check only received by May 5– sent to Joyce Abdulian 3541 Willow Crest Ave. Studio City, CA 91604. For information call 323-654-8031.