The Greek-American Writers' Association and Gartal, an Armenian Literary Reading Series present
Saturday December 19
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street
between W 4th and Bleecker
West of 6th Ave in Greenwich Village
Subway: ACEBDFV to W 4th St
212 989-9319 for reservations and info
$7 cover includes a drink
Nancy Agabian is the author of Princess Freak, a collection of poems and performance texts, and a recent memoir about the influence of her Armenian family and history on her coming-of-age, Me as her again: True Stories of an Armenian Daughter (Aunt Lute Books), which was honored as a Lambda Literary Award finalist for LGBT Nonfiction. Funded by the NY State Council on the Arts, she recently wrote about the relationship between the Turkish and Armenian communities in Sunnyside, Queens.
Nicholas Samaras' first book of poems, Hands of the Saddlemaker, received the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. He is currently working on his next book, SIMKO, written for the Slovakian poet and translator, Svetozar Daniel Simko. He has also written a 300-page Memoir, from which he will be reading. He has been awarded poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Arts Council, and his poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Poetry, The New Republic, Kenyon Review and other publications.
Mehmet N. Uca was born in Mardin, Turkey. He was an active member of the New York Turkish Literature Club: The story Nights (Oykulu Geceler). His poetry was published then and later in Lightmillennium.org, a world peace and good will art website. He has mostly written in Turkish reflecting his personal growth as he moved from the “Southeast” (least developed) to the furthest “Northwest.” His most recent writings address his coming to terms with being a citizen of the new world, and reinterpreting the ways of the old that he grew up in.