February 9, 2009

Nancy Agabian in Normal, Illinois

There is such a place in Illinois called "Normal" and people who live in Normal are warm welcoming people who love our favorite "enfant terrible" who will read to them from their favorite little book called MEASHERAGAIN on the following days:

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
12 - 1 pm
International Seminar Series
Illinois State University
Bone Student Center’s East Lounge, 3rd Floor
Normal, IL

For more info: http://www.internationalstudies.ilstu.edu/events/

“Me As Her Again: Creative Nonfiction on Feminist Armenian Identities and Genocide”
Nancy Agabian will discuss her work as a creative nonfiction writer to explore issues of Armenian identity. In particular, she will describe her recent process of writing “Me as her again: True Stories of an Armenian Daughter,” a memoir of her search for self, which involved researching and imagining her grandmother’s survival of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. The book also braids together the various feminist identities of her family, including her sister, aunts, mother and self; their stories provided a base on which Agabian was able to weave her own story, and thus her identity as a queer, feminist artist.

The Seminar Series is organized by the Unit for International Linkages, Office of International Studies and Programs, and the Women’s Studies Program. Free and open to the public.


Friday, February 13, 2009
7 pm
reading at
Borders Books
200A N. Greenbriar Dr.
Bloomington, IL
Contact: schance@bordersstores.com
Free and open to the public

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Please join us! Bring your lovers, friends and partners!


  1. a local photographer, britten traughber, came this morning to our apartment to take some professional photographs of Nancy for her series on women. You can see one of the photographs here, taken on the background of our famous wall collage:


  2. read an article on nancy's talk at illinois state university in the student newspaper "daily vidette" (Feb. 12, 2009):


    the author of the article messed up the genre of nancy's book -- people usually don't know how to differentiate between a novel and a memoir -- does that signify anything???

    she didn't really "quote" any of us properly, these are just distorted paraphrases -- so don't take any of it word for word . .

    finally, she completely expurgated nancy's discussion of her sexuality and her coming out to her mother. nobody wants us talking about our sexuality . .