Download Flyer

The Cultural Committee of St. Thomas
cordially invites you to meet

Peter Balakian, Acclaimed Author
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet

On Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:30pm
(new date)


On his first appearance in the Armenian community
since winning the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry (on April 18, 2016)
for his book “Ozone Journal”

For a discussion, including his new book of essays, “Vise and Shadow,” and a partial screening of Elia Kazan’s Oscar-winning film “America America,”
one of the most daring human rights films in cinema history.

viseandshadow eliakazan

Elia Kazan’s film is about struggles of his uncle in emigrating to America.  The story takes place during the 1890’s in Anatolia, where the Greek and Armenian minorities were repressed by the majority Turks, often leading to violence.

A reception will follow the discussion, and will include a book-signing.

No other Armenian has won the Pulitzer Prize since William Saroyan
in 1940, for Drama.

Please join us for this special evening!

For more information, please contact
St. Thomas Cultural Committee
Talar Sesetyan Sarafian
(201) 240 – 8541