Saroyan Centennial Marked in Beirut by AYA Antranik Cultural Assoc.

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Hagop Atamian

On November 30, 2008, AGBU’s Latakia Chapter Chairman Hagop Atamian, a writer who has had a passion for William Saroyan and his literature for the past 30 years, was invited to Beirut especially for the William Saroyan centennial program, held before a full house at the AGBU Demirdjian Center in Beirut, Lebanon.

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(Left to right) Armen Eurneshlian, member of AGBU-AYA Antranik Cultural Association; Garo Djeghelian, AYA Lebanon Chair and Vice Chairman, AGBU District Committee of Lebanon; Hagop Atamian

Armen Eurneshlian gave opening remarks on behalf of the organizing committee and then invited Atamian to share his and others’ (Kurken Mahari, Garbis Sourienian, Vahakn Davtian) memories of Saroyan and analysis of his literature.

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(2nd-4th from left) Armen Eurneshlian, Rosetta Alemian and Hagop Atamian with friends and AGBU members

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One response to “Saroyan Centennial Marked in Beirut by AYA Antranik Cultural Assoc.

  1. bedros horasangian

    i was very happy that a lot of admirers os WS didn’t forget that he was a fabulous writer & man
    despite his armenity, and growed by his incredible humanity
    with my best regards
    bedros horasangian

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