Inspired by the recent stories from Turkey of hidden Armenians in family trees, the readers for Gartal: The Part of You That Is Me will be sharing stories, poems and nonfiction on hidden and shared histories – from various cultures and identities, queer and otherwise.
Since 2002, Gartal (“to read” in Armenian) has been an independent forum for both established and emerging writers of Armenian descent and/or multicultural writers dealing with related themes to read their poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and dramatic texts to the public. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Part of You That is Me:
A Reading of Queer, Crossed and Hidden Histories from Multiple Diasporas
Featuring readings by Danielle Abrams, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, Lola Koundakjian, & Alan Semerdjian
Sunday, May 11, 2014 6 – 7:30 pm
Bowery Arts + Science
308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Subways: F to 2nd Ave; B,D,F,M to Broadway-Lafayette; 6 to Bleecker Street; N, R to Prince St.
Hosted by Nancy Agabian
Sponsored by the Armenian Gay and Lesbian Association of New York
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/262316063935285/
Our Kickstarter Project to fund the publishing of “Two Years in Correspondence”, a new book by the Women-Oriented Women’s Collective in Armenia has been a huge success and has raised over $2,000. The money raised for this project will be used to help create, design, publish, and distribute this book of letters and correspondence from the group.
The level of support for the project has been amazing and we are proud to have helped the WOW Collective raise the funding to make this project a reality.
Follow updates on this project and others at Queering Yerevan.
Thank you everyone for helping us make this possible. We are happy to see there are soo many people willing to support projects for and/or by LGBT Armenians.
Affiliated with the Women’s Resource Center (WReC) in Yerevan, Armenia, the Women-Oriented Women’s (WOW) collective—a group of Armenian queer and straight artists, writers, and activists—is planning the publication of two years of its online electronic correspondence, beginning from its inception in 2007.
The correspondence includes original emails (in Armenian and in English) written by members of WOW discussing the foundation of the collective, the conceptual details and debates about outreach, awareness, art projects such as “Coming To You To Not Be With You” (August 3-4, 2008), and other important conversations on LGBT issues in Armenia. Some discussion threads include the translation and coining of new phrases in Armenian regarding gender and sexuality, accounts of coming out to self and family, and arguments on the goals of a feminist art collective to present radical views on gender. The book is scheduled for publication in August 2010.
The Armenian Gay & Lesbian Association of NY is proud to be helping the Women-Oriented Women’s Collective in Armenia raise funds to publish this important book. For more information on The WOW Collective and to help fund this project, please visit the project page on Kickstarter.com