Friday, September 28, 2012

Peter Balakian Oct 2012 schedule of events

Balakian to Read at Greek Orthodox Cathedral and at 
Walt Whitman Birthplace October 4 and 6 
Peter Balakian will read from Black Dog of Fate and discuss Armenian memory across generations and writing a memoir about the Armenian genocide on Thursday October 4 at 7 pm at Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Paul’s, 110 Cathedral Avenue, Hempstead, New York. 

Professor Tina Mavrikos-Adamou of Hofstra University will introduce the event. “The common history that Greeks and Armenians share is deep and I look forward to discussing this further.”
On Saturday, October 6, Balakian will read for the Walking with Whitman Poetry Series held at the Walt Whitman Birthplace at 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, West Hills, Long Island. 

Balakian, Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English, and Director of Creative Writing at Colgate University,was the 2012 recipient of the Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance.  His books include  Black Dog of Fate, The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response, June Tree: New and Selected Poems 1974-2000, and Ziggurat.

Contact: Greek Orthodox Cathedral: (516) 483-5700; Walt Whitman Birthplace, Susie Byrnes: 
631-427-5240, ext. 112.

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