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Bedros Keljik’s Armenian-American Sketches: An Evening with the Contributors

April 5, 2021

On Wednesday, April 28th at 7:00pm (ET), the Zohrab Center — in collaboration with the Society for Armenian Studies and the Fresno State Armenian Studies Program — will host an evening with the contributors to the English translation of Bedros Keljik’s Armenian-American Sketches, winner of the Dr. Sona Aroian Award for Best Armenian Studies Book (Translation) in 2021, awarded by NAASR. Register in advance for the Zoom event here.

Armenians began arriving to America in large numbers at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries. They established themselves in communities throughout the United States, maintaining their Armenian culture, while also becoming acclimated to life in America. In Armenian-American Sketches, author Bedros Keljik brings to life this period in Armenian-American history. With keen observation Keljik provides the reader with an often-humorous insight into that life, with all of its sadness and joy, with the sense of community, and with the hard work and challenges faced by the immigrants. This is a book which will appeal to any reader who seeks to understand the immigrant experience in the United States. 

Armenian-American Sketches was published as Volume 11 in the Armenian Series of The Press at California State University Fresno.

The book may be purchased online from Abril Bookstore (Glendale, CA), NAASR Bookstore (Belmont, MA), or the Eastern Prelacy Bookstore (NY). Support your local Armenian bookseller!

Register in advance for this Zoom meeting: https://bit.ly/3fwjudQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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