The Promise: A Film About the Armenian Genocide & Worth Seeing

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The Promise, Hollywood’s first blockbuster about the Armenian genocide, hits theaters this weekend. The film deserves applause in spite of critics’ poor reviews. Check out this interview on Rising Up with Sonali to hear more about the controversy surrounding the film, what it does well and where it falls short.

If you’re in the LA area (and have a radio!), this interview will air on KPFK, 90.7 FM, on Monday, April 24, which is Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, between 8–9 AM.

I’ve Been Nominated for a Pushcart Prize!

 

 

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My essay “After Your Great-Grandmother Tita” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Exposition Review. The Pushcart is a prestigious literary award and I’m honored to be a amongst the 200K or so who have been nominated. Winners will be announced in the spring. While it’d be amazing to receive this recognition, what really matters — as I’ve heard multiple writers say over and over — is that I keep writing!