Leading Scholars and Authors to Revive ‘Lost Voices’ of Armenian Writers


WATERTOWN — A program titled “Hearing the Lost Voices: Armenian Writers and the Legacy of the Genocide” will take on Sunday, November 8, at 2 p.m., at the Armenian Museum of America, Adele and Haig Der Manuelian Galleries (3rd floor), 65 Main St. The event is co-sponsored by the Armenian Museum of America, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and PEN New England.

Armenian writers and intellectuals were among the first victims of the Armenian Genocide in 1915, with such prominent figures as Krikor Zohrab, Daniel Varoujan, Rupen Sevag and Siamanto arrested on April 24, 1915, and later murdered as part of the Ottoman Empire’s effort to annihilate the Armenians and their culture.

The participants in the program will include Eric Bogosian reading Siamanto; Dr. Gerard J. Libaridian reading Daniel Varoujan; Dr. Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy reading Zabel Yessayan; Dr. Herand Markarian reading Roupen Sevag; Dr. James R. Russell reading Misak Medzarents; and Danila Terpanjian and Judy Saryan reading Zabel Yessayan.

For more information about this program contact NAASR at hq@naasr.org or AMA at info@armenianmuseum.org.

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