Articles by Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy

About Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy (3 Articles)
Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy currently teaches creative nonfiction at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. She served as professor and chair of the department of writing at Ithaca College for many years. She has published articles, essays, and poems in such publications as Ararat, Raft, the Journal of Teaching Writing, and the Journal of Poetry Therapy. Her books include Writing and Healing: Toward an Informed Practice, The Mind's Eye: Image and Memory in Writing About Trauma, and Sacred Justice: The Voices and Legacy of the Armenian Operation Nemesis, which will be released on Feb. 28.
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Yessayan’s Literary Testimony Details Adana Massacres

Special for the Armenian Weekly In the year of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, we saw hosts of books published on the genocide, attended many inspiring presentations, and begun what we hope will be productive conversations to chart a course toward reparations. The Adana Massacres that began in [more...]

January 7, 2016 // 11 Comments

Resistance and Resilience

The Armenian Weekly Magazine April 2015: A Century of Resistance I am the product of two divergent familial coping strategies. My maternal grandmother’s family, the Der Melkonians, included resisters who defended themselves in the Adana Massacres of 1909. At the siege of Dörtyol, my grandmother, [more...]

June 22, 2015 // 5 Comments

Sacred Justice

Special for the Armenian Weekly For the first six years of my life, my parents, brother and I lived in my maternal grandparents’ house in Syracuse, N.Y. The six of us were crammed into a small early 20th-century frame house, with a front porch and tiny back study that served as my bedroom; an [more...]

February 18, 2015 // 15 Comments