Books & Art

‘Im Armenia’ is the first travel guide to introduce kids to the sights and sounds of Armenia in a fun and interactive way.

AGBU Education Innovation Introduces New Travel App and E-Book

‘Im Armenia’ and ‘Exploring Yerevan’ Make the City Fun for All Ages The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) recently announced the launch of “Im Armenia” (My Armenia), a new travel app that takes children on a virtual journey through Yerevan and its surroundings. “Im Armenia” [more...]

September 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

The church of Sourp Garabed is the last intact structure of the Armenian monastery on Ktuts Island in Lake Van. Ruins of other structures, including the remnants of monks’ cells and a cemetery, are still present. (Photo by Matthew Karanian, reprinted with permission from ‘Historic Armenia After 100 Years.’)

Turkish Obstacles No Barrier for Karanian

PASADENA, Calif.—You’re three weeks away from your first trip to Historic Armenia, flying to Istanbul aboard a Turkish airliner from Boston, and news bulletins are reporting the upheaval in the country. Any cause for alarm? Not if you’re Matthew Karanian, a published author, and photographer [more...]

August 31, 2015 // 1 Comment


Kaloosdian Hits Home with ‘Tadem’ Book

BELMONT, Mass.—Somehow, a photo of Robert Aram Kaloosdian standing before Mount Ararat answers a definable cause. ‘Tadem,’ the focal point of Atty. Robert Aram Kaloosdian’s next book. It’s as if he were built into the infrastructure, following a lifetime of public service to the Greater [more...]

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Poetry for Syrian-Armenian Relief

Silva Zanoyan Merjanian Donates Proceeds from Her New Book to SARF Special for the Armenian Weekly Silva ZanoyanMerjanian In her new book, a collection of poems titled Rumor, poet Silva Zanoyan Merjarnian writes of change brought about by war and the feeling of hopelessness in leaving behind [more...]

August 18, 2015 // 0 Comments


Poem: WHY?

By Avik Derentz, Translated by Tatul Sonentz   You arrived With warmth and flair, You glanced At me smiling Through curls of long, Flowing brown hair…   Just why did you caress My flushing face?   And then, with Quivering lips and all, You captured therewith My heart and soul. I [more...]

August 7, 2015 // 0 Comments


Walrath’s Genocide Novel Named Finalist for Vermont Book Award

Writer Dana Walrath’s young-adult novel, Like Water on Stone, which takes place during the Armenian Genocide, is one of six finalists for the 2015 Vermont Book Award, hosted by the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Dana Walrath Blending magical realism and lyrical free verse, Like Water on Stone is [more...]

August 6, 2015 // 2 Comments

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New Book: ‘Vigilant Powers: Three Churches of Early Medieval Armenia’

Vigilant Powers: Three Churches of Early Medieval Armenia by historian Christina Maranci ushers the reader into the world of early medieval Armenia—its sacred landscapes, striking churches, and rich literary and religious traditions. Cover of ‘Vigilant Powers: Three Churches of Early Medieval [more...]

July 30, 2015 // 1 Comment


Poem: Nightfall

By Ruben Sevak, 1914 Translated by Tatul Sonentz Night falls, cloudless, boundless — What words, clear and sparkling, Fit this holy instant free of stress? —–Oh, pure ecstasy of existing…!   The distant vessel disappears, Illusive, the lake fades to nothing, Only witness, the [more...]

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

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