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Knights of Vartan Commemorate William Saroyan

Charles Kasbarian, a well-known essayist, was the featured speaker at a dinner sponsored by the Bakradouny Lodge of the Knights of Vartan and the Sahaganoush Chapter of the Daughters of Vartan. Kasbarian’s topic was appropriately the life and work of William Saroyan, who is being honored this year in Armenia on the 100th anniversary of

Emeritus Professor Celebrates Saroyan Centennial on a World Scale

FRESNO–One of the William Saroyan centennial’s busiest celebran’s is Dr. Dickran Kouymjian, Haig & Isabel Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies, Emeritus at California State University, Fresno, who has traveled extensively marking the renowned author’s life and works. Saroyan was born 100 years ago in Fresno and died there in 1981. In a career that included

Books on Genocide to be Displayed at Istanbul Book Fair

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Books on the Armenian Genocide will be presented at the “Cultural Neighborhood” international book exhibition in Istanbul on November 1-9. An Armenian delegation will present 150 books and albums in the event’s pavilion, with a special section of books on the Armenian Genocide. A separate section will also be dedicated to the works of

Fresno Hosts Traditional Prpoor Celebration

FRESNO–Hundreds of community members from Fresno and elsewhere in California gathered at the California Armenian Home grounds from September 26 to September 28 for the traditional Prpoor Festival. Following the grand opening ceremony, a performance by the California State University Fresno Theater Arts Department made a presentation on William Saroyan. This was followed by a

Saroyan Legacy to Son to be Portrayed in Stage Adaptation of ‘Papa You’re Crazy’

NEW YORK–A dramatic adaptation of William Saroyan’s powerful autobiographical novel “Papa You’re Crazy” will be presented at the William Saroyan Centenary Festival in the framework of High Fest International Theatre Festival in Yerevan, Armenia, on October 8. The production is adapted for the stage and directed by award-winning actress Nora Armani and is performed by

Syzygy Group to Present Rare Saroyan Play

LOS ANGELES–The Syzygy Theatre Group will be presenting William Saroyan’s rarely-produced comedy Love’s Old Sweet Song this month. Performances begin at GTC Burbank on Thursday, October 16, with the official press opening on Friday, October 17. Written in 1939 in the midst of the Great Depression, Love’s Old Sweet Song is a surprisingly timely play