LECTURES DEDICATED TO 1600TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN ALPHABET IN MONTREAL
By Ruzan Poghosian

AZG Armenian Daily #155, 01/09/2005

Diaspora

A press release by Montreal offshoot of Armenian General Benevolent
Union (AGBU) informs that this year's classes of Armenian studies in
the city sponsored by the AGBU were dedicated to the 1600th anniversary
of creation of the Armenian alphabet. The classes opened by the efforts
of benefactor Gerard Dervishian and poet, lecturer Manvel Qyoseyan were
held in wonderful atmosphere. Students, workers of the educational
sphere and artists took part in the classes. The first lecture was
dedicated to Levon Mirijanian and his "Our Lovely One" book that was
put out in Yerevan last year. Rudolf Kharatian delivered a lecture
on Armenian dance. Hrach Gasparian and Manvel Qyoseyan spoke of the
current economic situation of Armenia and Armenian Diaspora and its
literature. Qyoseyan also presented "The Armenians and Ancient Armenia"
book after Paris Heruni. During 7 months more than 25 lectures were
delivered and numerous films about Armenia and Diaspora were shown.