Tuesday, August 14, 2007

"Authors, Artists & Friends" Series

All About Armenia With Sylva Manoogian and Kay Mouradian"The oral tradition has provided the chain of continuity for the long-lived Armenians from generation to generation," states Manoogian. Come hear about Armenia from two marvelous storytellers as they discuss the history, culture and life of Armenia, providing insight into its people and places. Wednesday, August 15, 7 p.m. Free at the Glendale Public Library.

Librarian and scholar Sylva Manoogian is the author of numerous articles on international librarianship and Armenian culture and heritage. She served as principal librarian for the Los Angeles Public Library and was the Library Project Director for the revitalization, virtualization, and internationalization of the Calouste Gulbenkian Library of the Armenian Patriarchate in Jerusalem. A full-time doctoral student at UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, she is currently engaged in very challenging research, including a comparative study of Armenian and Chinese diasporas, the latter together with her doctoral advisor and mentor, Dr. Clara M. Chu.

Dr. Kay Mouradian is a retired Professor of Health and Physical Education from the Los Angeles Community Colleges. She wrote her first novel, A Gift in the Sunlight: An Armenian Story, after her mother's remarkable recoveries from death's door prompted her to examine her own ancestral past. The novel was chosen by the University of Georgia as required reading for its 2007 Armenia International Business and Relations Study Abroad Program in Armenia.

1 comment:

hyesearch said...

Thank you for the posting. We had a very good interview on Channel 26 with Vrej Agajanian on Monday evening and are looking forward to sharing "All About Armenia" with the Glendale community tomorrow evening.

Sylva Manoogian

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