Apr
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

American University Armenia — Literature as Excavation

  • American University Armenia, Alex & Marie Manoogian Hall (map)
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Please join me at the American University Armenia for an intimate conversation about how writing can help recover parts of our past, as well as connect with the present. I'll be giving a presentation and discussing the book with the Arto Vaun, director of the Center for Creative Writing. 

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Jan
17
12:00pm12:00pm

Friends of the Huntington Beach Library Author's Luncheon

Please join me for an Authors' Luncheon presented by the Friends of the Huntington Beach Public Library. I'll be speaking about The Hundred-Year Walk, and journalist Lisa Napoli will talk about her fascinating new nonfiction book, Ray & Joan. Reservations are required. For more information, please visit the Friends of the Huntington Beach Public Library's website. 

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Oct
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

United Armenian Congregational Church Annual Banquet Keynote Speaker

  • United Armenian Congregational Church, Paul Avazian Hall (map)
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I'll be the keynote speaker at the 53rd United Armenian Congregational Church Annual Banquet. I'll be discussing The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey. While many lost their faith during the genocide, my grandfather's conviction grew stronger. After the talk, I'll be signing books, sold by Abril Books. For those interested in attending the banquet, please contact 323-851-5265. 

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Oct
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Bergen Community College Lecture—Paramus, NJ

  • Bergen Community College: Center for Peace, Justice and Reconciliation, A 104 (map)
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Please join me at Bergen Community College for a reading and discussion of my book, The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey. Held at the college's Center for Peace, Justice and Reconciliation in conference room A 104, the lecture is co-sponsored by the Tekeyan Cultural Association of Greater New York. Afterwards, I'll be signing books. I hope to see you there.

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Oct
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Syrian-Armenian fundraiser—Cambridge, MA.

  • Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, Charles and Nevart Talanian Cultural Hall (map)
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Please join me at the Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church on Sunday afternoon, October 16, for a lecture to raise money for Syrian-Armenians devastated by the war. The event is co-sponsored by the Armenian Mirror Spectator, the Tekeyan Cultural Association, and The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research. I'll be discussing my grandfather's survival of the Armenian genocide, as detailed in The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey, and his courageous will to live. 

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May
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Glendale Public Library Reading and Talk

Please join me at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center for a reading of The Hundred-Year Walk. I'll be in conversation with Glendale City Clerk, Ardashes "Ardy" Kassakhian, and the director of the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Maggie Goschin. Following the talk, I'll be answering questions and signing books. Please note that since the library is under construction, the event will be held at the nearby recreation center.

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Apr
17
4:30pm 4:30pm

Meet the Authors -- Orange County event

Please join me and Aline Ohanesian, author of the wonderful Orhan's Inheritance, at D'Vine Mediterranean Restaurant for an evening of conversation and food. Sponsored by the Orange County Armenian Professional Society, tickets are $35 (students $15), or free for members of the OCAPS. RSVP by April 10, 2016 at www.ocaps.org Both books will be available for purchase at the event, and proceeds of sales will go to support children in Armenia.

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Apr
9
4:30pm 4:30pm

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

"Past to Present: The Echoes of War": Please join me at the Hancock Foundation. I'll be in a panel discussion with two authors I greatly admire: Rita Gabis, author of A Guest At The Shooters' Banquet, and Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer. Moderating will be the author, professor and columnist Jim Newton. Tickets are free, but required.

 

 

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Mar
6
2:00pm 2:00pm

U.C. Berkeley-sponsored talk—Oakland, CA

Please join me at St. Vartan Armenian Apostolic Church for my talk, "Retracing an Armenian Genocide Survivor's Path across Turkey and Syria."  I will be showing photographs from my trip to the region. The event is co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program at U.C. Berkeley, St. Vartan Armenian Apostolic Church, the Armenian General Benevolent
Union-Silicon Valley, and the Institute of Slavic, East European, and
Eurasian Studies at U.C. Berkeley.
 

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Feb
27
3:00pm 3:00pm

Long Beach Book Signing

Please join me at Gatsby Books for a reading of The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey. It's an epic tale of my grandfather's courage in the face of genocide, and my quest to tell his story. Just out, The Hundred-Year Walk is a “must read,” according to both Outside magazine and the New York Post. The reading will be followed by a Q&A and signing of the book that Barron’s calls “a haunting journal of remembrance.” Please come by and bring friends and family.

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Feb
6
11:00am11:00am

Armenian International Women's Association Writer's Forum

Please join me and Aline Ohanesian, author of Orhan's Inheritance, at the University Club of Pasadena. We will be speaking about our work, with Osheen Keshiishian as our moderator. Proceeds of book sales will go towards the Women's Support Center in Armenia. Donation is $50 and includes a light lunch. If interested, please let Houry Aposhian know by Feb. 1 at houry@phbancorp.com

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Jan
28
7:30pm 7:30pm

Warwick's—La Jolla, CA

Please join me for a reading at Warwick's, where I'll read from my book, answer questions and sign the book. Since I also lived in San Diego many years ago, I'm excited to return to a city I love, and to present my work. Reserved seating is available. Only books bought from the store will be signed. To reserve, please call Warwick's at 858-454-0347.

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Jan
24
4:00pm 4:00pm

Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Sheen Chapel—Mission Hills, CA

While researching my book, I spent many hours with my nose tucked into books at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. For this event, which will be held upstairs in the Sheen Chapel, I'll be in conversation with Armenian-American journalist Liana Aghajanian, and will be showing photographs from my trip to Turkey and Syria.

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Jan
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Barnes & Noble—Fresno, CA

I'm very excited to visit Fresno, a city I visited every year as a child to enter a writing contest for children of Armenian descent. (Don't worry: I promise to not read from my 11-year-old self's short story, "Krikor the Armenian Ghost.") I will, however, read from my book, The Hundred-Year Walk, answer questions and sign books afterwards.

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