Saroyan  Centennial Calendar of Events

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Armenian Museum in Fresno California, it is my pleasure
to welcome you to our website.  We invite you to explore with us the life
and works of one of Fresno's most illustrious and high-spirited native sons,
William Saroyan.  T
his the year that we celebrate the 100th anniversary of
his birth with the William Saroyan Centennial celebration.

It all started in Fresno—Saroyan was born and died in Fresno.  In between,
he became a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and respected author of
books, short stories, and countless articles.  He wrote the Academy Award-
winning screenplay for
The Human Comedy and later adopted it into a
popular novel.  He was the first American to win both the Drama Critics
Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize in the same year for his play,
The Time
of Your Life
.  On the international scene, he rubbed shoulders with the rich
and famous of his day, but he always returned to Fresno, the only place he
considered home.

Now, the William Saroyan Centennial Committee, consisting of dozens of
sponsoring organizations throughout this Valley, and beyond, are honor
William Saroyan with a year long tribute to his life’s work and his Armenian
heritage.  Participating organizations
have set events and activities in
commemoration of Saroyan.  Our year long
calendar of events is posted on
the William Saroyan Centennial website at as
well as on this site.  
To date, over thirty-five (35) organizations that are  
presenting a wide variety of programs to include theatre, literary, and visual
arts, music and lectures.  W
e hope that you can join us in this celebration.

With Best Regards,
Varoujan Der Simonian           Larry Balakian
Varoujan Der Simonian                                Larry Balakian
President                                                    Chairman
Board of Trustees                                        Saroyan Centennial
Armenian Heritage Museum
A California Nonprofit
Benefit Corporation

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Fresno, CA  93710-7904

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FAX  559-224-1002
In case you missed
the Armenian
co-sponsored Gorky
Art Exhibition, there
are catalogues
available for

Gorky Catalogue
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