September 19, 2008

Me as her again -- book and website

Dear friends,

You are invited to readings and events for Me as her again:True Stories of an Armenian Daughter, set to be available on October 10! Event dates are listed below and on the new website,

Here's the back cover copy:
Untangling knots of personal identity and family history, Nancy Agabian deftly weaves a narrative alternately comical and wrenching. Moving between memories of growing up Armenian and American in Walpole, Massachusetts, and her later experiences at Wellesley College, then Hollywood and, finally, Turkey, Agabian offers an illuminating meditation on the sometimes bizarre entanglement of individual desire (sexual and otherwise) in the web of family life and history. At the heart of this unraveling is a grappling with the history of trauma and upheaval experienced by her paternal grandmother, who survived the Armenian Genocide, and the legacy of that wounding experience for Agabian and her extended family.

On October 10th, I'll be reading from the book at Beyond Baroque in L.A., then reuniting with Ann Perich, playing onstage for the first time in eight years as Guitar Boy, the underground folk/punk band famous for skewering pop culture and the art world.

And on October 26th, there will be a book party, sponsored by the Armenian Gay and Lesbian Association, in New York City.

It would be wonderful to see you at one of the readings. If you're not in the vicinity or otherwise engaged, you can support small independent nonprofit presses by purchasing the book directly from Aunt Lute Books:

Any questions or comments, feel free to comment.
Thank you for your support of this work.

kind regards,

Los Angeles:

October 10
7:30 pm
Also performing with Ann Perich of Guitar Boy, for a reunion show
Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
310 822-3006

October 13
7:30 pm
Abril Books
415 E. Broadway Ave. Suite #102
Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 243-4112

New York

October 7
7 pm
85 East 4th Street, NYC 10003
between 2nd Ave and Bowery
Subways: F to 2nd Ave

October 26 — Book Party!
Sponsored by the Armenian Gay and Lesbian Association
3 - 4:30 pm
LGBT Community Center
Room 410
208 W. 13th Street, NYC 10011
between 7th and 8th Aves
Subways: 123 or ACE to 14th Street
212 620-7310,
$1-$5 donation

November 2
7 pm
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street
between Stanton and Rivington
Subways: F to 2nd Ave
212 777-6028

November 12
6 pm
Gartal, an Armenian literary reading series
with Milena Abrahamyan, Christopher Atamian and Aida Zilelian
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, NYC 10014
between Bleecker and W 4th
Subways: ACEBDFV to W 4th
212 989-9319

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