Yerevan Marks William Saroyan 108th Birth Anniversary

31 Aug 2016

YEREVAN. - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 marks the 108th anniversary of the birth of world-renowned American Armenian writer William Saroyan. And this anniversary was celebrated at Tumanyan Park in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. Visitors to the park had a chance to observe hundreds of photos where Saroyan was depicted by himself as well as with influential and famous persons. In addition, several intellectual quizzes were held to test people’s knowledge about the art of this writer. Those in attendance were also encouraged to draw Saroyan according to their imagination. The event organizers had also furnished a room, in an attempt to restore the milieu in Saroyan's office. Furthermore, visitors to the park had a chance to taste the writer's favorite dishes, whose recipes had been passed from one generation to the next. And in the evening, a documentary about William Saroyan was screened, and, subsequently, a discussion was held. Retrieved from