Hamazkayin Western USA Central Executive committee, with the collaboration of the Los Angeles Armenian-Iranian Cultural Organization, organized an event dedicated to renowned poet Alicia Ghiragossian, who passed away a year ago. The event took place on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 5 o’clock in the afternoon at the Los Angeles Iranian-Armenian Cultural Organization’s hall.
Alicia’s family and friends, official guests, special invitees, representatives of the ARS, as well a studious crowd were present at the event. Most significantly, Jacques Hagopian, doyen member of the Armenian literary word graced the event with this presence.
Throughout the agreeable program, attendees went through Alicia Ghiragossian’s poetic masterpieces. She has left behind more than 60 pieces, in three languages- Armenian, English and Spanish, and a large poetic collection that have enriched the Armenian culture.
The event went on seamlessly with the efforts of the two masters of ceremony, Sona Madarian and Anoush Hovian-Alexanian who expertly and skilfully fulfilled their role.
The opening remarks were given by the president of the Los Angeles Iranian-Armenian Organization Tomig Alexanian, who gave a brief summary of Alicia’s literary work.
Alenoush Yeghnazan was the opening performance for the cultural portion of the program. With her beautiful voice she sang Alicia’s “ Aynbes Ouzoum Em” poem that has been transformed to a song. With her performance, she transported the audience to Alicia’s poetic world.