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Dr. MacCurdy was a featured speaker with Eric Bogosian at the Pomegranate Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, November 22, 2015.


Dr. MacCurdy was the keynote speaker for a summit on writing and trauma sponsored by PEN New England to be held at Regis College on November 6th, 2015.


A program entitled “Hearing the Lost Voices: Armenian Writers and the Legacy of the Genocide” was presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., at the Armenian Museum of America, Adele and Haig Der Manuelian Galleries (3rd floor), 65 Main Street, Watertown, MA. The event was co-sponsored by the Armenian Museum of America, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and PEN New England.
Armenian writers and intellectuals were among the first victims of the Armenian Geno-cide in 1915, with such prominent figures as Krikor Zohrab, Daniel Varoujan, Rupen Sevag, and Siamanto arrested on April 24, 1915, and later murdered as part of the Ottoman Empire’s effort to annihilate the Armenians and their culture. The audience heard leading writers and scholars bring back these lost voices whose words and works endure to speak to new generations.
The participants in the program included Eric Bogosian reading Siamanto; Dr. Gerard J. Libaridian reading Daniel Varoujan; Dr. Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy reading Zabel Yessayan; Dr. Herand Markarian reading Roupen Sevag; Dr. James R. Russell reading Misak Medzarents; and Danila Terpanjian and Judy Saryan reading Zabel Yessayan.
For more information about this program contact NAASR at 617-489-1610 or or ALMA at 617-926-2562 or